Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most significant things homeowners look for in an air conditioner, next to 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 your existing system, being energy efficient is important. Heating and cooling costs can make up almost half of your total utility costs, so we want to help you do everything you can to make sure you’re cool while keeping down costs. If you’re thinking about air conditioner replacement you’ve probably noted 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 expenses. The government orders a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was produced after 2015, that rating is based on where you live. Our certified professionals will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best choice when considering air conditioner replacement. If you’re hoping to get the most efficiency possible out of your present 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 operate harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will improve efficiency, keep your air clean and lengthen the life of your unit. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s a big deal. Another thing to do is stay on top of regular maintenance. Our certified professionals will clean your unit, check electrical connections and note any problems that could be affecting the efficiency of your unit. Our experts will work to keep you comfortable and save you money. We know what a huge investment your air conditioner is and we want to keep it operating at its best and help you save money on your utility bills in the process. Give us a call at 815-788-6283 or set up an appointment with us online.