Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 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 fees 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 Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect 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 a SEER rating and it evaluates 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered 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 Clean Air HVAC or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably 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 examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco 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 at its best, give us a call at 925-689-7017 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.