Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital 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 keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide 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 a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it evaluates 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at KDM Service Corporation or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 more efficiently, 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 push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa acknowledges 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 205-208-8090 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.