How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Colorado Springs. It’s the perfect time to review 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 increase its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to see how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience better air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it 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 tough 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 expect to be. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Mitchell Heating. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower 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 challenges 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 increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like 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 you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Mitchell Heating, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call our professionals today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 719-596-6677, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.