Now that spring is upon us, we’ll start seeing an increase in warm days in Pella. 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 increase its lifespan.
- Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
1.You’ve heard this many times, but exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is very important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to exchange it more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s instructions. If you take a look at your filter every single month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your space when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. Accumulation of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a shorter lifespan for your system.
- Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly
If your ducts show any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be tough for your system to efficiently drive air throughout your home. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating. We can help you out.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
To lower your cooling costs, check into a programmable thermostat. Why waste money cooling your home when you aren’t home? 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 as it should. Yearly tune-ups will help keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help increase 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 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is running 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 641-628-3621.