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 nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of 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 clean 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 repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop 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 760-784-9034 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.