Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has one and it evaluates 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again 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 major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning in Pflugerville acknowledges that an air conditioner is a large 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 512-355-1482 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.