Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses09/13/2016 Energy efficiency, aside from remaining cool, is one of the most important features that homeowners want today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling fees make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so remaining energy efficient doesn’t only elongate the life of your system and help the planet, but it could also help your wallet. Whether you want to replace your air conditioner or just get the best efficiency out of your current system, energy efficiency can influence your comfort. There are many features and items to look for in an air conditioner to know that it is as energy efficient as possible: SEER ratings – Each air conditioner has one and it evaluates 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 bills could be. For all air conditioners manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems can be the better route when it comes to efficiency. Whether you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating or just checking the SEER rating of your existing system, having 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 key way to improve efficiency. Dirty air filters force 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 effectively, it can also keep your indoor air clean. Annual maintenance – This has probably been drilled into your head repeatedly from us, but we can’t push how important regular 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 harming the efficiency of your unit. Save on bills and live in ease – the team at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating in Saint Louis understands 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 at its best, give us a call at 314-961-0875 with any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. You can also schedule an appointment with us online at any time.