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 fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to 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 factors to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has a SEER rating and it measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the better 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 are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 probably been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County understands 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 better, give us a call at 727-398-5515 to ask us 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.