How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start experiencing an increase in warm days in Cape Coral. It’s a great time to check 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. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you monitor your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Comfort Zone Inc. We can help. 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 issues 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Comfort Zone Inc, 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 239-574-2327, or you can set up an appointment with us online.