Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately 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 help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are many 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 this rating and it evaluates the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a new air filter help you have a system operating more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing 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 affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin 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 636-206-4250 with 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.