Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most significant things homeowners look for in an air conditioner, other than keeping them cool, is energy efficiency. Whether you are searching for an air conditioner replacement or would like to get the most out of the efficiency of your current system, being energy efficient is important. Heating and cooling expenses can make up close to half of your total heating and cooling costs, so we want to help you do everything you can to keep you cool and keep your costs down. If you’re looking into air conditioner replacement you’ve probably noted that each unit has a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and is an indication of the efficiency of your air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency, which means the lower the heating and cooling costs. The government requires a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was manufactured after 2015, that value is based on where you live. Our certified professionals will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best decision when thinking about air conditioner replacement. If you’re wanting to get the most efficiency possible out of your current unit, there are a number of things you can do. First, as we always try to remind people, swap out your air filters. A dirty filter will cause your air conditioner to operate harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will help with efficiency, keep your air clean and improve the life of your unit. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s essential. Another thing to do is keep up with routine maintenance. Our certified experts will clean your unit, check electrical connections and catch any problems that might be inhibiting the efficiency of your unit. Our team will work to keep you comfortable and save you money. We know what a large investment your air conditioner is and we want to keep it running at its best and help you save money on your heating and cooling bills in the process. Give us a call at 503-848-3838 or set up an appointment with us online.