Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want 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 lengthen the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Tri County Climate Control LLC or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Tri County Climate Control LLC in Bend recognizes that an air conditioner is a big 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 541-238-2797 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.