Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying 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 receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one 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 mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at White Mechanical, Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, 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 fresh air filter help you have a system operating better, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely 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 monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at White Mechanical, Inc. in Laguna Hills recognizes that an air conditioner is a large 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 949-716-8379 to ask us 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.