Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most important things homeowners look for in an air conditioner, aside from keeping them cool, is energy efficiency. Whether you are in the market for an air conditioner replacement or would like to get the most out of the efficiency of an existing system, being energy efficient is important. Heating and cooling bills can make up nearly half of your total heating and cooling costs, so we want to help you do everything you can to make sure you’re cool while keeping down costs. If you’re looking into air conditioner replacement you’ve probably seen that each unit has a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and is a reflection of the efficiency of your air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency, which means the lower the energy costs. The government mandates a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was produced after 2015, that rating is based on region. Our certified experts will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best selection when thinking about air conditioner replacement. If you’re hoping to get the most efficiency possible out of your existing unit, there are a host of things you can do. First, as we always try to remind people, change your air filters. A dirty filter will cause your air conditioner to run harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will help with efficiency, keep your air clean and improve the life of your unit. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s important. Another thing to do is stay on top of regular maintenance. Our certified technicians will clean your unit, check electrical connections and notice any problems that may be affecting the efficiency of your unit. Our experts will work to keep you comfortable and save you money. We know what a large investment your air conditioner is and we want to keep it operating at its best and help you save money on your heating and cooling bills in the process. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 or arrange an appointment with us online.