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 want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are a number of 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 measures 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 costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 new 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 regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area recognizes 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 816-286-7258 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.