Roger The Plumber, a residential plumbing and HVAC services company, advises homeowners to review their summer utility bills for opportunities to cut energy costs.

During the summer months, air conditioning could make up 60% of a home’s electricity costs. Upgrading to an energy efficient air conditioning system could help reduce energy expenditure and increase savings.

When searching for a new A/C system, homeowners should consider how much space will need to be cooled to determine which size is appropriate for their home. The right size A/C will cool the home properly and efficiently.

The EER (energy efficient rating) and SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) are two important measurements homeowners should take into account when choosing a new A/C system. The higher the rating, the greater the efficiency of the system.

A/C systems with ENERGY STAR® certification meet or exceed energy efficiency standards and make a great choice, regardless of size, cost, or brand. Many home improvement stores carry ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, including air conditioners.

General Manager Mike Paredez adds, “Homeowners should consider installing a smart programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature to maximize savings. Popular smart thermostats include Nest, Honeywell, and Ecobee.”

Roger The Plumber technicians have installed a wide range of A/C units and routinely provide recommendations for A/C brands and models. Homeowners looking to make an upgrade should call Roger The Plumber for a free consultation and learn more about the installation process.