Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.
There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at JTech Mechanical or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant 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 emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor 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 JTech Mechanical in Magnolia understands 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 at its best, give us a call at 281-231-8768 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.