Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just obtain 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 know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every 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 better the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key 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 better, 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 stress 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 larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa understands 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 432-333-2208 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.