Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend 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 best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has one and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the superior the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating centered 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely 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 check electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount understands 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 540-483-5605 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.