Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are many 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 this rating and it evaluates 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 requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant 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 more efficiently, 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 push how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor 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 Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City understands 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 at its best, give us a call at 801-305-4777 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.