Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from staying 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 impact your comfort.

There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has one and it measures 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 mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if 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 a lot of important information.
  2. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to increase 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.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important regular 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 Temple/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 254-307-9572 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.