Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost 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 obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every 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 greater 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 comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having 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 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than 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 monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman recognizes 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 at its best, give us a call at 832-777-1521 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.