How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start enjoying more and more warm days in Muskogee. It’s the perfect time to examine 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 increase its lifespan. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter 1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s instructions. If you take a look at your filter month after month, you’ll begin to see how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience better air quality and an increase 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 have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently push air throughout your home. 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.. We can help you out. Install a Programmable Thermostat To decrease your cooling costs, check 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 trouble 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 have the ability to 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 house, a zoned heating and cooling system can do that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy costs. Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is key. At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is operating at its best. Call our professionals today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 918-682-8238, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.