How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing a lot of warm days in Williamsport. It’s an ideal time to check 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 add years to its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this before, but exchanging 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, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to determine how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. A buildup of dust and debris inside your system will push 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 drive air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Lycoming Heating Company. We can help. Install a Programmable Thermostat To reduce your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges 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 effectively. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help add years to 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 enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save you money. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Lycoming Heating Company, we can help confirm 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 inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 570-326-4450, or you can set up an appointment with us online.