Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are many features and items 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Langford Cooling or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 more than likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will examine electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Langford Cooling in Tampa Bay 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 813-898-9553 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.