Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start experiencing an increase in warm days in Laurel. It’s the perfect time to check 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 increase its lifespan.
- Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
1.You’ve heard this many times, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change your filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s instructions. 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 around your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will push 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 harder for your system to efficiently move air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, 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 H&C Heating and Cooling. We can help you out.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues 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 effectively. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to 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 home, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve 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 important. At H&C Heating and Cooling, 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 301-960-3247.