Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs 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 our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has one 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Superior Comfort Systems or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably 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 monitor any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville recognizes 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 828-775-5176 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.