Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the best 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 make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Anderson Heating & A/C or just checking the SEER rating of your existing 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 force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean 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 annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and catch 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 understands 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 at its best, give us a call at 775-230-7628 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.