Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees 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 our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one 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 costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at B&D Air Conditioning or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 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 examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford 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 at its best, give us a call at 928-432-6018 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.