Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence 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:

  1. 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Dearing's Service & Solutions or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to improve 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.

Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Dearing's Service & Solutions in Huntingburg recognizes that an air conditioner is a big 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 812-200-5844 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.