Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning in Central Point recognizes that an air conditioner is a huge 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 541-286-6617 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.