Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum 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 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton recognizes 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 513-268-5164 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.