Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen 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 get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are several features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at House of Heating Incorporated or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 probably been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield 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 at its best, give us a call at 715-384-3163 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.