Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search 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 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 impact your comfort. There are several features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has this 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 reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Lycoming Heating Company or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 better, 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 ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport understands 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 at its best, give us a call at 570-326-4450 regarding 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.