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 Bountiful. It’s a great time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to fully 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 many times, 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, per your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you monitor your filter every single month, you’ll begin to see how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice better air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a shorter 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 house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Craig's Heating & Cooling. 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 home? 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 easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating effectively. 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 house, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Craig's Heating & Cooling, we can help ensure 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 801-295-3357, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.