Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs 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 our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner 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. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at B & B Heating & Cooling or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a new 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 over and over again from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant acknowledges 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 314-325-7552 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.