How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start experiencing an increase in warm days in Midlothian. It’s the perfect time to check 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 increase its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this before, but replacing 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, per your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp.. We can help. 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 around? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that matches 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 can 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 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 home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., we can help assure 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 804-379-1155, or you can set up an appointment with us online.