How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in the Rio Grande Valley. It’s the perfect time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this before, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change your filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you take a look at your filter month after month, you’ll begin to see how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved air quality and gains 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.

  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently move air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C.. We can help.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To lower your cooling costs, look 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.

  4. 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 can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your residence, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase 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 key. At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we can help ensure 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 956-381-1162.