How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Abilene. It’s the perfect time to review 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 time and time again, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you monitor your filter every single month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. 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 push air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Abilene Air-Tech Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. 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. Zoned Heating If you desire individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 325-692-5850, or you can set up an appointment with us online.