Why Replacing Your Air Conditioner Can Reduce Your Energy Bills
In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is important to ensure home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, cooling is usually the highest expense on your monthly electricity bills.
The key to reducing your ongoing charges might be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a large upfront investment. At this point in time, there new options available that make buying a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence easier than ever.
We’ll explain more about this possibility in just a bit. But one thing is correct, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can give considerable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think about as you explore air conditioning replacement in the U.S..
Why a Greater SEER Rating is Worthwhile
Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which measures how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean a system is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation is required to be 13 SEER or greater in Canada and the northern United States. If you are the South, your new air conditioner has to be at a baseline of 14 SEER.
For comparison, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners offered today rank approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that improving your 10 SEER system to a mid-priced 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your utility costs each year!
Why Calculating Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical
Sizing your air conditioner correctly is also critical if you desire to reduce your monthly electrical expenses.
Cooling systems are calculated in “tons.” Sizing is important because an air conditioner that’s too big or tiny can’t keep your residence pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too big will frequently short cycle, which means it will have difficulty removing humidity properly. One that’s too little will fall behind with demand on hot days. Both troubles will lead to your home being too humid, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and could increase your energy costs.
When you work with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will help you choose the correctly sized air conditioner for your home. As well as maximizing home comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner could reduce your cooling costs each month.
Additional Methods to Increase Your House’s Efficiency
The final approach to ensure monthly savings when you get a new air conditioner is to boost your residence’s attic insulation. Just 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the proper amount of insulation may help keep your heating and cooling costs low and keep your house more comfy throughout the year.
We also recommend securing any air leaks in your house before we do an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated home might require a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your upfront investment and likely reducing your energy costs down the road.
Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is Here to Support You with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners provide excellent energy-saving solutions. Replacing your old air conditioner with an updated, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution takes all the annoyance out of installing a new air conditioning. You can get a modern air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair expenses, regular service or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll have stress-free comfort for just one small monthly cost.
Our Experts are available to help you determine just how much you can save by installing a new air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 866-397-3787 to request your free comfort analysis today.
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