How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Lexington. It’s an ideal 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 before, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out 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 an increase in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup 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 tough for your system to efficiently push air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at James Heating & A/C, Inc. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not hard to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating properly. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, 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 residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At James Heating & A/C, Inc, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 336-853-6070, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.