Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016One of the most essential things homeowners look for in an air conditioner, aside from keeping them cool, is energy efficiency. Whether you are searching for an air conditioner replacement or looking to get the most out of the efficiency of an existing system, being energy efficient is important. Heating and cooling expenses can make up close to half of your total heating and cooling costs, so we want to help you do everything you can to keep you cool and keep your costs down. If you’re considering air conditioner replacement you’ve probably noticed each unit has a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and is a measurement of the efficiency of your air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency, which means the lower the utility expenses. The government requires a minimum SEER rating for all equipment that was produced after 2015, that number is based on where you live. Our certified pros will work with you and look at your home to help you make the best selection when looking into air conditioner replacement. If you’re wanting to get the most efficiency possible out of your existing unit, there are a variety of things you can do. First, as we always try to remind people, swap out your air filters. A dirty filter will cause your air conditioner to run harder to keep you cool. Keeping it clean will help with efficiency, keep your air clean and lengthen the life of your unit. We don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it’s a big deal. Another thing to do is keep up with annual maintenance. Our certified experts will clean your unit, check electrical connections and notice any problems that may be affecting the efficiency of your unit. Our professionals will work to keep you comfortable and save you money. We know what a huge investment your air conditioner is and we want to keep it working at its best and help you save money on your energy bills in the process. Give us a call at 703-369-5528 or arrange an appointment with us online.