Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for 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 extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest 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 one and it evaluates 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Cool Air Solutions or only 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 improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 more than likely 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 check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta understands 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 951-676-2665 to ask us 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.