Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

September 13, 2016

Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling bills make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only extend the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you might replace your air conditioner or just receive the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.

There are several features and factors to look for in an air conditioner to make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has a SEER rating and it acknowledges 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 fees could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating reliant on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning or just checking the SEER rating of your current system, understanding the number can provide you with a lot of important information.
  2. Air filters – Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but significant 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 better, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has more than 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 monitor any potential problems before they become bigger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.

Save money 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 more efficiently, give us a call at 601-292-9763 to ask us any questions or receive any more insight on how to keep your home energy efficient.