Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are several features and items 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 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to improve 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 more than likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t emphasize how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton 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 254-939-1141 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.