Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills 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 the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one 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 fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 clean 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 repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix understands 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 602-997-5701 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.