Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills 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 Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the best 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 ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each 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 fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Nisair Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant way to improve 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 more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart understands that an air conditioner is a big investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running better, give us a call at 772-318-4252 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.