Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has a SEER rating 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 bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in West Palm Beach recognizes that an air conditioner is a large 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 561-515-5527 with 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.