How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start enjoying more and more warm days in Mobile. It’s the perfect time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to fully 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 before, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter month after month, you’ll begin to see how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience better air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a shorter lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not difficult to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating properly. 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 desire 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 improve 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we can help confirm 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 251-471-2674, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.