Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it evaluates 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 mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean air filter help you have a system operating better, 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 check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 217-210-2662 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.