Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact 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 – Every single air conditioner has a SEER rating and it measures 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 requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Street Heating and Cooling or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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.
- Annual maintenance – This has probably 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 monitor any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City 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 at its best, give us a call at 605-206-3915 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.