Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are many 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 this 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 fees could be. For all air conditioners 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 Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to increase 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 efficiently, 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 emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating in Laguna Niguel acknowledges 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 949-525-9119 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.