Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost 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 aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are a number of features and items 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 evaluates 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 requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, 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 new air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become larger 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 better, give us a call at 251-471-2674 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.