How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to fully take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and add years to its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see 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 show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, check 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 trouble 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 can 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 home, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve 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 house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling, we can help confirm 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 816-286-7258, or you can set up an appointment with us online.