How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start experiencing a lot of warm days in Excelsior Springs. It’s the perfect 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 add years to its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to replace the filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience enhanced air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Colvin's Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups will help 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 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 important. At Colvin's 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 816-630-2702, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.