How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start enjoying more and more warm days in Manassas. It’s the perfect time to review 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 extend its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this before, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change the filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll see enhanced air quality and an increase in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a decreased lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working extra, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Twin Air LLC. 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 even there? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s easy 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 want 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 on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Twin Air LLC, 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 concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 703-754-1062, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.