Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees 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 want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has a SEER rating and it evaluates 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 mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
- Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important 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 over and over again from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.
Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines 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 515-207-6569 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.