Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want 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 extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide 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 several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges 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 every air conditioner 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding 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 over and over again 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 bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Paso Robles Heating and Air in Paso Robles 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 805-238-7553 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.