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Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.

There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has a SEER rating and it measures 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to enhance 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.

Save money and live in ease – the team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Humble recognizes 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 832-777-1521 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.