Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping 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 elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has this rating and it measures 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Comfort Zone Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 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 push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral acknowledges 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 239-574-2327 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.