How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Locust. It’s the perfect time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to completely 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 extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change your filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter month after month, you’ll begin to determine how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will push it 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 push air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, 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 trouble finding one that meets your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy 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 want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, 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 key. At Dynamic Comfort Solutions, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is working 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 704-485-5506, or you can set up an appointment with us online.