How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start enjoying a lot of warm days in Humble. It’s an ideal time to review 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 extend its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. 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. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a shorter 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 drive air throughout your space. 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 concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC. We can assist you. 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 home? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that will fit 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 can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to 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 enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running 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 832-777-1521, or you can set up an appointment with us online.