How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start experiencing more and more warm days in Oxford. It’s the perfect time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy 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 before, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change the filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s instructions. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system.

  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We can help.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your cooling costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 as it should. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase 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 improve 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 important. At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is operating 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 662-281-1231.