Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs 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 our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are many 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 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 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 are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your existing 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 key 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 effectively, 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 push 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 bills 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 at its best, give us a call at 602-832-7808 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.