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 Saint Louis. 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 many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange the filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to see how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice better air quality and improvements 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 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 more difficult for your system to efficiently push air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating. We can assist you. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, 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 trouble finding one that will fit 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups can 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 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 bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating, we can help confirm 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 314-961-0875, or you can set up an appointment with us online.