How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in Jefferson City. It’s an ideal time to review 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.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to replace it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience 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 reduced lifespan for your system.

  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Stieferman Heating Company Inc. We can assist you.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your cooling costs, check 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 issues finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs.

  4. 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 add years to its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can do 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 key. At Stieferman Heating Company Inc, we can help assure 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 573-203-3908.