Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 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 fees make up nearly half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only lengthen the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also impact your wallet. Whether you are looking to replace your air conditioner or just obtain the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are several features and things to look for in an air conditioner to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Every single 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 superior the efficiency and the lower your utility costs could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government has mandated a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at McNatt Inc or simply checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having the number can provide you with lots of important information. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a quick, but important way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 better, 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 check electrical components, clean your unit and monitor any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially affecting the efficiency of your unit. Save on your utility bills and live in ease – the team at McNatt Inc in Corpus Christi 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 361-888-4808 to ask us 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.