Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For all 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 looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key way to increase 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline 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 at its best, give us a call at 309-323-9584 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.