Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one 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 the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Winters Heating and Cooling or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Winters Heating and Cooling in Franklin 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 at its best, give us a call at 317-406-5783 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.