Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to know 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Stan's Heating, Inc or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario understands 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 541-889-3987 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.