How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start enjoying a lot of warm days in Winchester. It’s a great time to examine 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 extend its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this before, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you check your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice better air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a decreased 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 push air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Thornberry Bros Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower 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 array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not hard to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating effectively. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Thornberry Bros Inc, we can help ensure 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 859-745-1564, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.