How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Greenville. It’s the perfect time to check 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 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, per 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 throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice better air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your space. 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 questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Ken Parker Service Inc. We can help you out. 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 variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues 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 effectively. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance 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 critical. At Ken Parker Service Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call our professionals today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 903-883-2829, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.