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 want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every 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 fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 probably been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in East Peoria recognizes 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 at its best, give us a call at 309-437-2703 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.