Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look 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 Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum 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 ensure 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 more effectively, 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 check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc in Circleville 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 740-474-5940 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.