Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has this rating and it evaluates 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 fees could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires 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 Lanz Furnace and Fireplace or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 multiple times 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 monitor 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 Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe understands that an air conditioner is a huge 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 608-291-3606 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.