Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the 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 affect 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 and every air conditioner has this rating and it measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the better 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 comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Colvin's Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize 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 affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Colvin's Inc in Excelsior Springs understands 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 816-630-2702 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.