Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact 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 – Each 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant 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 Air Temperature Control or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging 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 clean 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 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 Air Temperature Control in Macon acknowledges 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 better, give us a call at 478-784-1109 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.