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 East Peoria. It’s the perfect time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to fully 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 time and time again, 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, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have 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 extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC. 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 even there? 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 effectively. Yearly tune-ups can 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 you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running 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 309-437-2703, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.