How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start experiencing a lot of warm days in Corpus Christi. It’s the perfect time to examine 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 changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly 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 improvements in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup 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 contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at McNatt Inc. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like 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 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 McNatt Inc, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working 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 361-888-4808, or you can set up an appointment with us online.