Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide 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 impact your comfort.
There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has a SEER rating 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 fees could be. For every air conditioner 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. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Mobile recognizes 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 251-471-2674 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.