How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring has arrived, we’ll start enjoying a lot of warm days in Bishop. It’s the perfect time to examine 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 exchanging your air conditioner’s filter is so important. Even ENERGY STAR® counsels changing it monthly. You may need to exchange your filter more or less frequently, contingent on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you monitor your filter each month, you’ll begin to see how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely throughout your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll see improved air quality and gains in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a shorter lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be more difficult for your system to efficiently push air throughout your space. And even though your air conditioner will be working overtime, you still may not be as comfortable as you would expect. If you are questioning how well-sealed your ducts are, ask the professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 around? You can find an array of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that will fit 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 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 home, a zoned heating and cooling system can achieve that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help enhance your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy bills. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is critical. At Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help confirm your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call our experts today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any inquiries about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 760-784-9034, or you can arrange an appointment with us online.