How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start experiencing more and more warm days in Upland. It’s an ideal time to check 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 add years to its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to exchange the filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you monitor your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts show 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 would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you out. 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 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 effectively. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend 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 do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help ensure 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 909-982-5698, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.