Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant 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 our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this 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 fees could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at H&C Heating and Cooling or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important 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 more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 301-960-3247 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.