Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence 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 and every air conditioner has a SEER rating and it evaluates 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to increase 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 ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee 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 at its best, give us a call at 918-682-8238 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.