Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has one and it measures 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 costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Precision Mechanical or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important regular 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 Precision Mechanical in Rapid City acknowledges that an air conditioner is a huge 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 605-206-3766 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.