Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most essential 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 bills can make up close to half of your total energy bills, so we want to help you do everything you can to not only keep cool, but keep costs down. If you’re thinking about air conditioner replacement you’ve probably noticed 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 utility costs. The government orders a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was made after 2015, that value is based on region. Our certified professionals will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best choice when thinking about air conditioner replacement. If you’re wanting 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 work harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will help with 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 annual maintenance. Our certified professionals will clean your unit, check electrical connections and catch any problems that might 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 energy bills in the process. Give us a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us online.