Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees 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 Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are several 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 a SEER 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 fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 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 stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden recognizes that an air conditioner is a big investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running better, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 to ask us 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.