Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has a SEER rating and it evaluates 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 fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at George Home Services or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing 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 important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at George Home Services in Williamsport 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 better, give us a call at 570-244-2510 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.