How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start experiencing a lot of warm days in Vancouver. It’s the perfect time to examine 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 increase its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange the filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s suggestion. 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 throughout your house 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 push it work harder. More work could lead to a reduced 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 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC. We can help. 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 home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend 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 achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working 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 360-571-5100, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.