Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are several features and factors 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 this rating and it measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the superior the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key way to increase 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 most likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth recognizes that an air conditioner is a huge investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running better, give us a call at 706-695-7492 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.