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 want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact 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 and every air conditioner has one 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 fees could be. For the air conditioners 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. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Tri County Air Care LLC or simply checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has more than likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas acknowledges that an air conditioner is a big 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 469-617-3437 to ask us 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.