If you have wondered about how to maintain or improve your HVAC system’s
efficiency, then you are not alone. Many homeowners have questions about
how to maintain their air conditioner and heater as well as how to lower
their energy bills throughout the year. Here are the answers to some of
Does regular HVAC maintenance increase efficiency?
Yes, when your air conditioner and heater are serviced at least once a
year, then your entire HVAC system will maintain its peak efficiency.
Every year that either unit goes without a professional cleaning and servicing,
it can lose up to 5% of its efficiency. The longer your system goes without
inspection, then the more money you will spend each year in heating and
When should an HVAC system be replaced?
Many air conditioners and heaters have been built to last for up to 15
or 20 years. However, the older your units are, then the more efficiency
they lose. Every year, advancements are being made to increase the eco-friendliness
of heating and cooling units. These newer units have better energy standards
and are made from more energy-efficient materials. If your HVAC units
are over 10 years old, then consider replacing them with newer models.
You can save up to 40% in energy costs, which will quickly repay your
What does SEER stand for and does it influence HVAC efficiency?
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, also known as SEER, indicates the level
of efficiency an appliance has, and it is determined by the Air Conditioning,
Heating and Refrigeration Institute. The higher your units’ SEER
number, then the more efficient it will be. According to the
U.S. Department of Energy, your air conditioning should have a SEER of 15 or higher to ensure your
home is being cooled at peak efficiency.
Estes Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your Atlanta residential A/C and heating needs. We offer multiple
heating and air conditioning services as well as air conditioner replacements.
If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an inspection,
please call us at (404) 361-6560.