Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant 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 keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum 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 ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has one and it evaluates 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 the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at J & J Air Conditioning or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean air filter help you have a system operating better, 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 push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at J & J Air Conditioning in Eastland recognizes 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 better, give us a call at 254-355-3833 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.