Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 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 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 aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Service Plus Mechanical or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly 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 identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora understands 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 630-809-6319 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.