Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are a number of features and factors 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 a SEER rating and it acknowledges 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 bills could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based 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 Bon Air Service Company or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Bon Air Service Company in Grand Prairie 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 better, give us a call at 972-332-1028 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.