Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most essential things homeowners look for in an air conditioner, next to keeping them cool, is energy efficiency. Whether you are in the market for an air conditioner replacement or would like to get the most out of the efficiency of your existing system, being energy efficient is important. Heating and cooling costs can make up almost half of your total heating and cooling costs, so we want to help you do everything you can to not only keep cool, but keep costs down. If you’re looking into air conditioner replacement you’ve probably seen that each unit has a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and is a reflection of the efficiency of your air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency, which means the lower the energy expenses. The government mandates a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was manufactured after 2015, that number is based on region. Our certified experts will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best selection when thinking about air conditioner replacement. If you’re looking to get the most efficiency possible out of your current unit, there are a number of things you can do. First, as we always try to remind people, swap out your air filters. A dirty filter will cause your air conditioner to run harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will assist with efficiency, keep your air clean and extend the life of your unit. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s a big deal. Another thing to do is stay on top of annual maintenance. Our certified experts will clean your unit, check electrical connections and notice any problems that may be inhibiting the efficiency of your unit. Our professionals will work to keep you comfortable and save you money. We know what a large investment your air conditioner is and we want to keep it working at its best and help you save money on your utility bills in the process. Give us a call at 828-775-5176 or set up an appointment with us online.