Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible:
- SEER ratings – Every single 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your existing 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 significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
- Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head over and over again 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 major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.
Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Oxford 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 662-281-1231 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.