In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is crucial to ensure home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner is usually the largest expense on your monthly electricity bills.
The secret to lowering your ongoing costs might be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a sizeable upfront investment. Today, there new alternatives available that make getting a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home simpler than ever.
We’ll give you more details about this possibility in a moment. But one thing is true, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide sizeable energy savings during its lifetime. Here’s what to consider as you explore air conditioning replacement in Gainesville.
Why a Greater SEER Rating is Worth It
Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean your AC is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation must be 13 SEER or higher in Canada and the northern United States. If you are the South, your new air conditioner is required to be at a baseline of 14 SEER.
For contrast, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners available today rank around 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that improving your 10 SEER air conditioner to a mid-priced 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your electrical expenses per year!
Why Calculating Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical
Sizing your cooling system correctly is also essential if you hope to reduce your monthly cooling expenses.
Air conditioners are calculated in “tons.” Sizing is essential because an air conditioner that’s too big or tiny can’t keep your home comfortable.
An air conditioner that’s too big will frequently short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity accurately. One that’s too tiny will lag behind demand on warm days. Both problems will lead to your home being sticky, increase use of on your air conditioner and may drive up your electric bill.
When you work with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our Experts will match you with the right-sized air conditioner for your residence. As well as maximizing home comfort, a properly sized air conditioner could reduce your electric costs each month.
Other Ways to Increase Your Home’s Efficiency
The final way to confirm monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to increase your residence’s attic insulation. Only about 10% of residences in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the proper amount of insulation may help keep your utility bills down and keep your home more comfortable throughout the year.
Also, we advise closing any air leaks in your house before we do an AC sizing calculation. A more leakproof, more insulated home might use a smaller model, saving you on your initial investment and potentially lowering your energy bills down the road.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Help with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners provide superior energy-saving opportunities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a modern, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution removes all the stress out of getting a new air conditioning. You can have a modern air conditioner for one reasonable monthly payment. No down payment is required. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair bills, routine maintenance or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll receive 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 begin your AC replacement, contact us at 352-414-4006 to schedule your free comfort analysis today.