How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in Huntingburg. It’s the perfect time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and extend its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this before, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter every single month, you’ll begin to see how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system.

  2. 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 drive air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Dearing's Service & Solutions. We can help.

  3. 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 even there? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that matches your lifestyle needs.

  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy 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 increase its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you desire 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 you money.

 

Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Dearing's Service & Solutions, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running 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 812-200-5844.