Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the optimum efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges 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 costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when looking at efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at MPC Heating & Cooling or simply 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 simple, but important way to enhance 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 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 emphasize how important annual check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check 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 MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron acknowledges 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 308-432-5301 with 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.