Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest 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 – Each air conditioner has a SEER rating and it evaluates the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Miller Climate Control LLC or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to improve 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor 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 Miller Climate Control LLC in Georgetown 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 better, give us a call at 512-937-2001 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.