Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has a SEER rating and it measures 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key way to improve 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. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and monitor 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene 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 325-692-5850 to ask us 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.