How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start experiencing more and more warm days in Belton. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and extend its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this before, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is very 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 take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice improved air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. 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 house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc.. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues 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 properly. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Bell Air Conditioning Inc., we can help assure your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call us today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 254-939-1141, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.