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September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.

There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Every single 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating reliant 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 just checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing 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 your utility bills and live in ease – the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield 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 815-410-1231 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient.