Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are several features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one and it evaluates 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 costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Clean Air HVAC or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, having 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 significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 efficiently, 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 ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco understands that an air conditioner is a large 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 925-233-6238 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.