Why Installing a New Air Conditioner Can Reduce Your Utility Bills

In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is vital to insure your comfort during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, cooling is typically the largest expense on your monthly electricity bills. 

The key to lowering your long-term costs may be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a big upfront investment. Today, there new solutions available that make installing a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home faster than ever. 

We’ll give you more information about this solution in a little bit. But one thing is certain, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver considerable energy savings during its lifetime. Here’s what to think about as you explore air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. 

Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worthwhile

Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Higher SEER ratings mean an air conditioner is more energy efficient. 

As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation should be 13 SEER or greater in Canada and the northern United States. If you live in the South, your new air conditioner has to be at least 14 SEER. 

For contrast, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners available today rank near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-grade 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your air conditioning bills every year! 

Why Calculating Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important

Sizing your air conditioning correctly is also critical if you want to decrease your monthly cooling expenses. 

Cooling systems are measured in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too massive or small can’t keep your loved ones pleasant. 

An air conditioner that’s too large will frequently short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity properly. One that’s too tiny won’t be able to keep up with demand on hot days. Both problems will lead to your home being sticky, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and might drive up your electrical costs. 

When you work with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will help you choose the right-sized AC for your residence. As well as maximizing your loved ones’ comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner may lower your electric expenses every month. 

Other Methods to Improve Your House’s Efficiency

The final method to verify monthly savings when you install a new air conditioner is to boost your residence’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the proper amount of insulation could help keep your energy bills low and keep your home more comfy all year. 

Also, we suggest sealing any air leaks in your house before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated residence could need a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your initial investment and potentially reducing your energy costs for many years. 

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is Here to Support You with All Your Air Conditioning Needs

Up-to-date advanced air conditioners provide superior energy-saving possibilities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a better, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program. 

This service get rid of all the hassle out of getting a new air conditioning. You can get a new air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is needed. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair costs, regular tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all covered, and you’ll have worry-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly expense. 

Our Experts are available to assist you in determining just how much you can save by installing a new air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 866-397-3787 to schedule your free comfort analysis right away.

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