How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start experiencing a lot of warm days in Baltimore. It’s the perfect time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to completely 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 time and time again, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to change your filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you check your filter month after month, you’ll begin to figure out how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved 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 contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Quality Refrigeration. 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 even there? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no challenges finding one that meets 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 extend its lifespan. Zoned Heating If you desire individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your house, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve 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 important. At Quality Refrigeration, we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is working 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 410-355-6010, or you can set up an appointment with us online.