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Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from staying cool, is one of the most vital 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 keeping energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help Earth, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the best 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 make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. 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 greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when looking at efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at C-N-O Comfort Zone or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with some important information.
  2. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, 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 clean air filter help you have a system operating more effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and catch any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.

Save on bills and live in ease – the team at C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters recognizes 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 636-578-1777 regarding any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also plan an appointment with us online at any time.