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

There are many features and factors 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 this 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 costs could be. For every air conditioner manufactured after 2015, the government mandates a minimum SEER rating centered on your region, so newer systems are also the better route when comparing efficiency. Regardless if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Kelley Mechanical or just checking the SEER rating of your existing 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 quick, but significant way to increase 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 efficiently, it can also keep your indoor air clean.
  3. Annual maintenance – This has most likely been drilled into your head over and over again from us, but we can’t emphasize how important ongoing check-ups are for your system. Our experts will check electrical components, clean your unit and identify any potential problems before they become larger issues, potentially impacting the efficiency of your unit.

Save money and live in ease – the team at Kelley Mechanical in Lexington recognizes 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 better, give us a call at 859-209-3003 regarding any questions or receive any more guidance on how to keep your home energy efficient. 

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