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 bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are a number of 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 a SEER rating and it evaluates 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant 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 multiple times 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 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids acknowledges 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 715-421-5555 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.