Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important 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 staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are a number of features and things 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 acknowledges 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to increase 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 effectively, 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 push how important ongoing 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 affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella 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 641-628-3621 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.