Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant 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 lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are a number of features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Comfort Zone Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Changing 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 fresh 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 multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Comfort Zone Inc in Cape Coral recognizes 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 239-214-0411 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.