How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Murrieta. It’s an ideal time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter month after month, you’ll begin to see how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Cool Air Solutions. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, check 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 issues finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not hard to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating properly. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Cool Air Solutions, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 951-676-2665, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.