Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive 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 make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one 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 bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 fresh air filter help you have a system operating more efficiently, 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 emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Northglenn acknowledges 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 better, give us a call at 303-452-4146 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.