How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start experiencing more and more warm days in Franklin Lakes. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and extend its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this before, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter each month, you’ll begin to see how often 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 gains in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your space. 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, talk to the professionals at Total Comfort. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will fit 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 can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you desire individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve 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 house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Total Comfort, 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 201-891-1333, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.