In many locations in of North America, central air conditioning is vital to ensure home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning is usually the biggest expense on your monthly energy bills.
The solution to reducing your ongoing costs may be to install a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a sizeable upfront investment. Today, there new options available that make installing a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home simpler than ever.
We’ll explain more about this solution in a little bit. But one thing is correct, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver sizeable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think about as you look into air conditioning replacement in Houston.
Why a Bigger SEER Rating is Beneficial
Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean your AC is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation must be 13 SEER or greater in Canada and the northern United States. If you reside in the South, your new air conditioner has to be at minimum 14 SEER.
For contrast, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners for sale today reach around 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-priced 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your electrical costs per year!
Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important
Sizing your air conditioning correctly is also important if you hope to decrease your monthly cooling costs.
Air conditioning is calculated in “tons.” Sizing is essential because an air conditioner that’s too big or tiny can’t keep your residence comfy.
An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity properly. One that’s too little won’t be able to keep up with demand on hot days. Both issues will lead to your home being too hot, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and may drive up your electric bill.
When you work with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our Experts will help you find the ideal AC for your needs. In addition to improving your family’s comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner might lower your electric costs each month.
More Ways to Enhance Your Residence’s Efficiency
The final method to verify monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to increase your house’s attic insulation. Only about 10% of houses in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the right amount of insulation may help keep your utility costs low and keep your house more pleasant year-round.
In addition, we recommend sealing any air leaks in your house before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A more leakproof, more insulated residence may use a smaller model, saving you on your initial investment and likely reducing your electric bills for years to come.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners provide great energy-saving opportunities. Upgrading to a modern, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now smoother than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This service takes all the annoyance out of installing a new cooling system. You can get an updated air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to worry about repair bills, regular service or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll enjoy headache-free comfort for just one low monthly cost.
Our Experts are available to help you determine just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at (713) 352-7887 to schedule your free comfort analysis today.