Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most significant things homeowners look for in an air conditioner, other than keeping them cool, is energy efficiency. Whether you are searching for an air conditioner replacement or looking to get the most out of the efficiency of your current system, being energy efficient is important. Heating and cooling costs can make up nearly half of your total heating and cooling expenses, so we want to help you do everything you can to make sure you’re cool while keeping down costs. If you’re thinking about air conditioner replacement you’ve probably noted that each unit has a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and is a reflection of the efficiency of your air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency, which means the lower the utility expenses. The government requires a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was made after 2015, that value is based on region. Our certified professionals will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best selection when thinking about air conditioner replacement. If you’re hoping to get the most efficiency possible out of your existing unit, there are a variety of things you can do. First, as we always try to remind people, change your air filters. A dirty filter will cause your air conditioner to operate harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will improve efficiency, keep your air clean and extend the life of your unit. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s essential. Another thing to do is always have routine maintenance. Our certified experts will clean your unit, check electrical connections and note any problems that could be impacting the efficiency of your unit. Our experts will work to keep you comfortable and save you money. We know what a huge investment your air conditioner is and we want to keep it running at its best and help you save money on your utility bills in the process. Give us a call at 703-754-1062 or schedule an appointment with us online.