Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are several features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably 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 examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley 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 801-969-7088 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.