Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum 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 this rating and it acknowledges 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners 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 Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot 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 fresh air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important annual 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 Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby acknowledges that an air conditioner is a huge 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 203-772-8319 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.