Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately 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 help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain 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 know that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Each and every 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Local HVAC Repair & Service or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key 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 more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head over and over again 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 impacting the efficiency of your unit.

Save money and live in ease – the team at Local HVAC Repair & Service in Wheeling 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 224-300-4806 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. 

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