Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately 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 help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum 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 – Each 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 offer a better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to improve 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 most 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 identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton acknowledges 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 979-532-2511 with 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.