Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most vital features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just get the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort. There are many 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 this rating and it evaluates 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 every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc or only checking the SEER rating of your existing system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information. Air filters – Exchanging 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 new 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 multiple times from us, but we can’t stress how important regular check-ups are for your system. Our experts will review electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park understands that an air conditioner is a large investment and we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. To keep your air conditioner running at its best, give us a call at 703-369-5528 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.