How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start enjoying more and more warm days in Wyandotte. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to fully 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 before, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels 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 each month, you’ll begin to determine how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see better air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a decreased 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 drive 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce 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 variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will fit 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 effectively. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, 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 costs. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 734-284-1224, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.