Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees 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 aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.
There are a number of 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 this rating and it evaluates 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 costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information.
- Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 probably been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.
Save money and live in ease – the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg recognizes 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 204-272-8128 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.