Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has this rating and it measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the superior the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to increase 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington 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 812-332-9100 with 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.