Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.
There are many features and factors 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 evaluates 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant way to enhance 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize 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 harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton 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 better, give us a call at 979-323-6130 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.