Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate 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 several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based 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 B & G HVAC or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
  2. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch 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 B & G HVAC in Marshalltown 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 641-323-1210 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.