Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.

There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Durable Service or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again 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 catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.

Save money and live in ease – the team at Durable Service in Holdrege 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 at its best, give us a call at 308-995-8177 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient.