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 Hattiesburg. It’s the perfect time to examine your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some easy ideas for you to fully 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 time and time again, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® advises changing it monthly. You may need to change it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to figure out how often you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation 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 have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To lower your cooling costs, take time to look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t around? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs. 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 will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy costs. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is working 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 601-268-3486, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.