Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are a number of features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one and it measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington understands 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 at its best, give us a call at 360-255-5857 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.