Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect 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 this rating and it acknowledges 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 costs could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 more than likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress how important ongoing 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 money and live in ease – the team at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating in Los Angeles 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 at its best, give us a call at 800-296-5088 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.