How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Ballwin. It’s an ideal time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and add years to its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to replace the filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to see how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a shorter lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not difficult to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating effectively. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you desire individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call our professionals today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 636-206-4250, or you can set up an appointment with us online.