Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from staying 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 keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.

There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has a SEER rating 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
  2. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 fresh air filter help you have a system operating more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.

Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa 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 at its best, give us a call at 847-306-8990 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.