How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start enjoying more and more warm days in Rapid City. 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 extend its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this before, but replacing your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to change the filter more or less frequently, per your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you take a look at your filter month after month, you’ll begin to figure out how often 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. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will push it work harder. More work could lead to a shorter lifespan for your system.

  2. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
    If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder 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 expect. If you are wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Street Heating and Cooling. We can assist you.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease 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 selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that matches your lifestyle needs.

  4. 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 increase its lifespan.

  5. Zoned Heating
    If you would like individual control over the temperature of different rooms in your home, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance 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 key. At Street Heating and Cooling, we can help ensure 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 605-206-3915.

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