Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately 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 get the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are a number of features and things to look for in an air conditioner to make sure 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to improve 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 most likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 719-332-3458 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.