Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 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 approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate 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 get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect 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 a SEER rating 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at US Air Heating and Cooling or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding 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 improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 better, 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 stress 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 affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill understands 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 at its best, give us a call at 803-980-4328 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.