How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing more and more warm days in Mankato area. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to completely take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and extend its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this many times, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice better air quality and gains 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 show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Northern Comfort Inc. We can help.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To reduce your cooling costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that meets 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you desire individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase 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 key. At Northern Comfort Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 507-387-6596.

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