How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Lawrence. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy 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 exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to replace the filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you monitor your filter every single 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 notice better air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system.

  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, 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 Scott Temperature. We can help.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease your cooling costs, 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 matches your lifestyle needs.

  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s not difficult to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating effectively. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you desire individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, 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 home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Scott Temperature, we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call us today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 785-269-0465.