Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees 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 aide your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are several features and items 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 measures the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the superior the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Custom Air Systems Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but key 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 most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County acknowledges that an air conditioner is a huge investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running at its best, give us a call at 772-571-1080 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.