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 fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might 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 factors to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has one and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the better the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Summit Air Conditioning Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 multiple times from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine 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 Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach acknowledges 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 561-582-3390 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.