Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has one 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 costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee acknowledges 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 better, give us a call at 918-682-8238 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.