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Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees 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 our planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.

There are a number of features and items to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has a SEER rating and it measures 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 the air conditioners 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. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning or only checking the SEER rating of your current system, knowing the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters influence your system to work harder than it should to keep you cool. Not only can a fresh 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 push 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 larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit.

Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg acknowledges 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 better, give us a call at 601-268-3486 to ask us 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.