How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in Rocky Mount. It’s a great time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy 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 before, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you take a look at your filter month after month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll see better air quality and an increase 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 have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently drive 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower 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 array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. 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 have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Davis Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running at its best. Call us today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 540-483-5605, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.