Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, 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 affect your comfort.
There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has a SEER rating and it measures 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 bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Paso Robles Heating and Air or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping 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 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 multiple times from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting 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 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 better, give us a call at 805-203-8667 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.