Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum 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 and every 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding 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 significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest 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 949-204-0859 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.