How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Laguna Hills. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to completely 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 before, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange the filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to 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 harder 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 would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at White Mechanical, Inc.. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce 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 selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 as it should. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase 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 accomplish 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 important. At White Mechanical, Inc., we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is working 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 949-716-8379, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.