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 bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are a number of features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has one and it evaluates 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 requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more efficiently, 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 emphasize how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York recognizes that an air conditioner is a large 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 717-383-4479 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.