Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying 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 obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires 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 The Frazier Company or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly 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 catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at The Frazier Company in Omaha understands 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 402-628-0206 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.