Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend 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 things to look for in an air conditioner to know 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates 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 Scott Temperature or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Scott Temperature in Lawrence 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 785-843-2244 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.