Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has one and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the better the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Airmen HVAC Service or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean air filter help you have a system operating better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville recognizes that an air conditioner is a big investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running more efficiently, give us a call at 570-322-3131 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.