Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to increase 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push 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 harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility 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 513-275-3601 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.