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 search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend 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 best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head multiple times from us, but we can’t emphasize 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 larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver understands 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 360-571-5100 with any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also book an appointment with us online at any time.