Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look 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 extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, 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 emphasize 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 impacting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland recognizes 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 better, give us a call at 909-982-5698 to ask us 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.