Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate 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 greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort.

There are several features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has a SEER rating and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the better the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when looking at efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Northern Comfort Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
  2. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant way to increase 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head multiple times 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 identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.

Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 507-307-4818 to ask us any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. 

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