Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are several 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 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 costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly 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 larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley 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 better, give us a call at 956-630-3522 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.