Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want 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 items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has this rating and it measures 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 clean air filter help you have a system operating better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 812-663-7252 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.