Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Erie. It’s the perfect time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to thoroughly 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 before, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you check your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see better air quality and gains 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 move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc. We can assist you.
- 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 variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that matches your lifestyle needs.
- Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
It’s easy 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 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 enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills.
Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Patterson & Stirling Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running at its best. Call us today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 814-308-0416.