Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly 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 aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges 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 bills could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, 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 more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t push how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad understands that an air conditioner is a big 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 575-887-7777 to ask us 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.