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 approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each 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 costs could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at 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 present system, having the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 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 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 harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Scott Temperature in Lawrence 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 785-269-0465 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.