Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate 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 best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Cool Power LLC or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely 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 catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge recognizes 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 631-360-2665 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.