How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Grove City. It’s an ideal time to examine 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. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange the filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you monitor your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering 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 tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Air Quality Solutions. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. 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 have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want 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 increase your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air Quality Solutions, we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is operating 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 614-871-4144, or you can set up an appointment with us online.