Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also aide 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 a number of features and things 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 a SEER rating and it acknowledges 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 based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t push how important ongoing 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 on bills and live in ease – the team at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. in Show Low acknowledges 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 928-537-1803 with any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.