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 look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills 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 aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are several features and items 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 acknowledges 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but important 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably 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 check electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. in Opelika 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 334-524-2458 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.