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 bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence 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 and every 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at B & B Heating & Cooling or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key way to increase 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize 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 major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant recognizes 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 better, give us a call at 314-838-9800 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.