Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping 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 receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort.

There are a number of features and factors 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 one and it measures 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 fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key 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 most likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.

Save money and live in ease – the team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs acknowledges 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 better, give us a call at 816-379-3918 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.