Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look 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 greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.

There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has one and it measures 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Street Heating and Cooling or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
  2. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a new 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 repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress 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 on bills and live in ease – the team at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City acknowledges 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 605-206-3915 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. 

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