Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are a number of 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 a SEER rating 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 bills could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at McCune Heating & Cooling or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta recognizes 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 316-733-9123 to ask us 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.