Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want 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 elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact 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 – Each and every 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 better 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 reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Heartland Heating & Cooling or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean 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 multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 515-344-3579 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.