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 want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with lots 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 cause your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating better, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t emphasize 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 bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera acknowledges 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 559-675-1681 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.