How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in East Hanover. It’s a great time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to fully 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 many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to replace your filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you check your filter every single month, you’ll begin to see how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience better air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering 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 tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your space. 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 concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Effective Service Group, LLC.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will fit 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 can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you want 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 enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy costs. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Effective Service Group, LLC., we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is operating 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 973-884-0065, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.