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How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring is here, we’ll start experiencing a lot of warm days in Plainfield. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange the filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience enhanced 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 shorter 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 harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. We can assist you.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs.

  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s not hard 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 home, 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 costs.

 

Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call our professionals today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 815-410-1231.