Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners look for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up approximately half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so keeping energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help our planet, but it could also aide your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just receive the greatest efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can impact your comfort.

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

  1. SEER ratings – Each and every air conditioner has this rating and it acknowledges the efficiency of your system. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio; the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the lower your utility bills could be. For the air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating based on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc or just checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
  2. Air filters – Exchanging the air filter in your air conditioner is a simple, but key way to increase efficiency. Dirty air filters cause 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has probably 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 catch any potential problems before they become major issues, potentially harming the efficiency of your unit.

Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville acknowledges that an air conditioner is a huge 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 224-412-8308 to ask us any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. 

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