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 search 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 lengthen 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 optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility fees could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, 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 fresh air filter help you have a system operating more efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t emphasize how important regular 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 on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere recognizes 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 better, give us a call at 877-389-2465 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.