Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most essential things homeowners look for in an air conditioner, other than keeping them cool, is energy efficiency. Whether you are in the market for an air conditioner replacement or looking to get the most out of the efficiency of your current system, being energy efficient is important. Heating and cooling expenses can make up close to half of your total energy expenses, so we want to help you do everything you can to keep you cool and keep your costs down. If you’re thinking about air conditioner replacement you’ve probably noted that each unit has a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and is a measurement of the efficiency of your air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency, which means the lower the energy costs. The government orders a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was produced after 2015, that number is based on region. Our certified experts will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best selection when looking into air conditioner replacement. If you’re hoping to get the most efficiency possible out of your existing unit, there are a number 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 operate harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will improve efficiency, keep your air clean and extend the life of your unit. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s important. 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 impacting the efficiency of your unit. Our experts will work to keep you comfortable and save you money. We know what a large investment your air conditioner is and we want to keep it working at its best and help you save money on your utility bills in the process. Give us a call at 630-833-1100 or schedule an appointment with us online.