How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start experiencing an increase in warm days in Lodi. It’s the perfect time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase 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 replace your filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter month after month, you’ll begin to determine how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced 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 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 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 prefer. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning. 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 selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that matches 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 effectively. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, 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 bills. Half of the energy used in your home goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is running 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 209-368-0556, or you can set up an appointment with us online.