How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

Now that spring is here, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Cedar Rapids. It’s a great time to check 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 add years to its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing 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, per your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system.

  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently push air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, 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 Ilten's Incorporated. We can assist you.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower 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 will fit your lifestyle needs.

  4. 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 will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy costs.

 

Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Ilten's Incorporated, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running 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 319-208-3295.

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