Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 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 nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence 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 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 fees could be. For the 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 comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Air Quality Solutions or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t push 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 money and live in ease – the team at Air Quality Solutions in Grove City 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 614-871-4144 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.