Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact 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 several features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has a SEER 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 costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean 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 repeatedly 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 identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Home Comfort Heating & Air in Elk River 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 763-276-0617 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.