Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best 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 ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has a SEER rating 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 requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 most likely been drilled into your head multiple times 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 catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville 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 256-801-4701 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.