Stay in Control of Your Comfort and Your Energy Expenses

Energy efficiency, aside from keeping cool, is one of the most significant features that homeowners search for today in an air conditioner. Heating and cooling costs make up almost half of every homeowner’s total utility bills, so staying energy efficient doesn’t only elongate 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 receive 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 ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible:

  1. SEER ratings – Every single air conditioner has this rating and it evaluates 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 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 offer a better route when comparing efficiency. So if you are looking for a new air conditioner with our experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. or simply checking the SEER rating of your present system, knowing the number can provide you with some important information.
  2. Air filters – Swapping the air filter in your air conditioner is an easy, but significant way to improve 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 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 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 bills and live in ease – the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia 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 at its best, give us a call at 803-265-4208 regarding any questions or receive any more tips on how to keep your home energy efficient. 

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