Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure 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 bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Thornberry Bros Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, having the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 effectively, 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 identify any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester 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 859-745-1564 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.