Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital 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 Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are many features and things to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one and it acknowledges 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 costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government requires 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your present system, understanding the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters force your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a new 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 stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save money and live in ease – the team at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach 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 561-401-0011 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.