Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Manassas. It’s an ideal time to check 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 add years to its lifespan.
- Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how often 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 improvements in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a shorter lifespan for your system.
- Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc.. We can help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your cooling costs, check 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 trouble 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups can 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 residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save you money.
Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Air-Right Energy Design, Inc., we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is running at its best. Call our professionals today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 703-260-1148.