Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide 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 factors 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 one and it measures 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 reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, 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 clean air filter help you have a system operating more efficiently, 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 push 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 major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Milledgeville and Middle Georgia acknowledges 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 better, give us a call at 478-200-5689 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.