Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital 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 the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the best 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 – Every single 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 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 based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to enhance 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 most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing 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 affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon recognizes 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 better, give us a call at 204-728-0180 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.