How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start experiencing more and more warm days in Safford. It’s an ideal 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 increase its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change the filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality and gains 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 have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at B&D Air Conditioning. We can assist you. 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 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to 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 increase 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 critical. At B&D Air Conditioning, 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 928-432-6018, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.