Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 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 fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen 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 receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and things 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 measures 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 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 it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Anderson Heating & A/C or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Swapping 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head repeatedly 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 monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City acknowledges that an air conditioner is a big 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 775-230-7628 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.