As air conditioning technology gets better and better, more features become available to improve energy efficiency and home comfort. These features increase an air conditioner’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). The higher the SEER, the lower your air conditioning bills will be this summer.
Heat gain makes your indoor spaces uncomfortable. It also causes your cooling equipment to work harder to overcome the extra heat, which drives up your monthly expenses. You can significantly reduce one major source of heat gain–heat that comes in through your windows–by using solar screens and films to block or reflect sunlight.