Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend 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 factors to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has a SEER rating and it acknowledges 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating better, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 805-688-4018 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.