Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate 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 get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important 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 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 stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc in Santee 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 at its best, give us a call at 619-448-2470 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.