How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start experiencing more and more warm days in Thousand Oaks. It’s an ideal time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to fully 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 time and time again, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to change your filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter every single month, you’ll begin to see how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see enhanced air quality and improvements 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 shorter lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Air Max HVAC Inc. 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 even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no issues finding one that matches 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 as it should. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to 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 house, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Air Max HVAC Inc, 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 805-217-8662, or you can schedule an appointment with us online.