How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Show Low. It’s the perfect time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to thoroughly 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 replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. 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 overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc.. We can help you out. 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 even there? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase 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 do 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 residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Rim Country Mechanical, Inc., we can help confirm 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 928-537-1803, or you can set up an appointment with us online.