Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for 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 elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to improve 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 push how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte 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 better, give us a call at 734-284-1224 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.