How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start enjoying a lot of warm days in Excelsior Springs. It’s the perfect 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 extend its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this many times, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you check your filter month after month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system.

  2. 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 move air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, 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 Heating and Cooling. We can help.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce 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 trouble finding one that meets your lifestyle needs.

  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s not difficult to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating effectively. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling, we can help ensure 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 816-379-3918.