Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each 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 all 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 comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Gordon Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important way to enhance 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably 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 bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview 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 850-682-5509 regarding 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.