How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 5, 2016
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Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in Franklin & South Indy. It’s an ideal time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and extend its lifespan.

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    You’ve heard this many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to replace the filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space 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 push it to work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system.
  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts have any leaks, holes, or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are concerned about how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Winters Heating and Cooling. We can help you out.
  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease 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 a variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs.
  4. 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 have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan.
  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy costs.

Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Winters Heating and Cooling, we can help assure 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 317-406-5382.