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 Augusta. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to completely 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 time and time again, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it 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 house when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience better 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 contain 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 harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at McCune Heating & Cooling. 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 around? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that matches 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you desire 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 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 key. At McCune Heating & Cooling, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running 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 316-733-9123, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.