How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start enjoying more and more warm days in Indian River County. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to fully 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 before, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to replace your filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you monitor your filter each 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 see enhanced 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 reduced lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently drive 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 concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Custom Air Systems Inc. We can help. 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 around? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues 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 will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish 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 home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Custom Air Systems Inc, 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 772-571-1080, or you can set up an appointment with us online.