How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start experiencing an increase in warm days in Wharton. It’s a great time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to completely 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 replacing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce 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 an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches your lifestyle needs. 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 will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like 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 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 key. At Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 979-532-2511, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.