How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start experiencing more and more warm days in Columbia. It’s an ideal time to review 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 exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter every single month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll see enhanced air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make 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 more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC. We can assist you. 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 variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that meets 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 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC, we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 803-318-6995, or you can set up an appointment with us online.