How to Take Advantage of Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency 04/05/2016 Now that spring is here, we’ll start enjoying more and more warm days in Manassas Park. It’s a great time to check your air conditioner’s efficiency. We have some basic ideas for you to thoroughly 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 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, contingent on your manufacturer’s suggestion. If you check your filter each month, you’ll begin to see how regularly you should change it. Air will flow more freely through your house when you have a clean filter. You’ll see enhanced air quality and improvements in air conditioner efficiency. Gathering of dust and debris inside your system will make it work harder. More work could lead to a reduced lifespan for your system. Make Sure Your Ducts Are Sealed Properly If your ducts contain any leaks, holes or poor connections, it’ll be harder for your system to efficiently push air throughout your house. And even though your air conditioner will be working harder, you still may not be as comfortable as you expect to be. If you are concerned how well-sealed your ducts are, call the professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc. We can assist you. 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 home? You can find an selection of different programmable thermostats and should have no trouble finding one that will fit your lifestyle needs. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up It’s not hard to forget the benefits of an annual tune-up when your air conditioner is operating as it should. Yearly tune-ups can keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible and can help extend 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 accomplish that with multiple programmable thermostats. This can help increase your air conditioner efficiency and save on energy costs. Half of the energy used in your residence goes to your heating and cooling, so efficiency is important. At Woody's Sudden Service Inc, we can help assure your heating and cooling system is working at its best. Call us today to schedule your annual air conditioner service or if you have any concerns about your home comfort system. We can be reached at 703-369-5528, or you can set up an appointment with us online.