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 look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are several features and factors 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 a SEER 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 fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters cause your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a clean 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 over and over again from us, but we can’t stress how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland 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 better, give us a call at 985-537-6795 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.