Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are several features and factors 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Premium Air Services LLC or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 most likely been drilled into your head over and over again 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 catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Premium Air Services LLC in Tomball understands 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 713-364-9957 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.