How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start enjoying a lot of warm days in South Beloit and Belvidere. It’s an ideal time to check 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 replacing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience enhanced air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering 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 contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that will fit 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 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 increase your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., we can help assure 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 877-389-2465, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.