How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start experiencing a lot of warm days in Humble. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to thoroughly 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 replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to replace your filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to determine how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see better air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation 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 harder for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Arrings A/C & Heating. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an variety 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 effectively. 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 residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Arrings A/C & Heating, we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 281-713-8304, or you can set up an appointment with us online.