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 Stuart. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to thoroughly 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 many times, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change the filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll see enhanced 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 decreased 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 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 Nisair Air Conditioning. 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 even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance 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 Nisair Air Conditioning, 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 772-318-4252, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.