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How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioners Efficiency

April 05, 2016

Now that spring is here, we’ll start enjoying an increase in warm days in Portland. It’s an ideal time to review your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some simple ideas for you to thoroughly take advantage of the benefits of your air conditioner’s efficiency and add years to its lifespan.

 

  1. Change Your Air Conditioner Filter
    1.You’ve heard this time and time again, but changing your air conditioner’s filter is extremely important. Even ENERGY STAR® recommends changing it monthly. You may need to replace the filter more or less frequently, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you take a look at your filter month after month, you’ll begin to determine how frequently you should change it. Air will flow more freely around your home when you have a clean filter. You’ll notice enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will force it to work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system.

  2. 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 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 wondering how well-sealed your ducts are, talk to the professionals at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling. We can help you out.

  3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
    To decrease 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 issues finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs.

  4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
    It’s easy to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating effectively. Yearly tune-ups have the ability to keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend its lifespan.

  5. 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 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 important. At Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, 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 questions about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 503-213-4433.