Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the best 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 know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one and it measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 fresh 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 multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield 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 at its best, give us a call at 815-768-6656 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.