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 search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can affect your comfort. There are several 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 a SEER rating and it evaluates 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 all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government requires a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems offer a better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Effective Service Group, LLC. or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, understanding the number can provide you with some important information. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to enhance efficiency. Dirty air filters influence 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 repeatedly from us, but we can’t stress how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover 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 973-884-0065 regarding 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.