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 costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect 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 and every 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more than likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa recognizes 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 at its best, give us a call at 432-237-0168 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.