How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in Plainfield. It’s an ideal time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and add years to its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change your filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s instructions. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice better air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently push air throughout your space. 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, look 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 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 effectively. 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 accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, 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 815-768-6656, or you can set up an appointment with us online.