Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately 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 impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are a number of features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has a SEER rating and it acknowledges 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 can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with some 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 clean air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again 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 identify 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-Right Energy Design, Inc. in Manassas 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 703-260-1148 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.