Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly 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 impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are a number of features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this 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 mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Goode Bros AC & Heating or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t emphasize how important annual 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 bills and live in ease – the team at Goode Bros AC & Heating in Katy acknowledges 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 more efficiently, give us a call at (833)-466-3322 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.