Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs 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 impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are a number of 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 this rating 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 bills could be. For the 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. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at All Elements Heating & Air LLC or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a new air filter help you have a system operating more efficiently, 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 annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at All Elements Heating & Air LLC in Marshall acknowledges 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 903-702-3941 to ask us 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.