Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look 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 extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are a number of features and things 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 a SEER rating and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the better the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie 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 at its best, give us a call at 814-308-0416 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.