Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start enjoying a lot of warm days in Rapid City. It’s a great time to review 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 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 change it more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to figure out how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll experience improved 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 have any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently move air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you would prefer. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Street Heating and Cooling. We can help.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To decrease your cooling costs, look into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t even there? You can find an variety of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that matches 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 can 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 house, a zoned heating and cooling system can accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help improve your air conditioner efficiency and save you money.
Half of the energy used in your house goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Street Heating and Cooling, we can help ensure 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 605-206-3915.