Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one and it acknowledges 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 fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at GV Heating & Air or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a new air filter help you have a system operating better, 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 annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 763-535-2000 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.