Why Getting a New Air Conditioner Can Lower Your Energy Bills

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

The solution to decreasing your long-term costs might be to install a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a sizeable upfront investment. At this point in time, there new alternatives available that make getting a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence simpler than ever. 

We’ll explain more about this possibility in a moment. But one thing is certain, a an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver sizeable energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to think over as you investigate air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. 

Why a Bigger SEER Rating is Worth It

Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it turns electricity into cooling. Greater 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 has to be at least 14 SEER. 

For comparison, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and top-of-the-line air conditioners offered today rank approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that enhancing your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-range 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your utility bills each year! 

Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size Matters

Sizing your air conditioner correctly is also critical if you hope to reduce your monthly air conditioning costs. 

Air conditioners are rated in “tons.” Sizing is crucial because an air conditioner that’s too large or little can’t keep your loved ones pleasant. 

An air conditioner that’s too big will often short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity accurately. One that’s too small will lag behind demand on hot days. Both problems will leave your home unpleasant, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and may drive up your electric bill. 

When you work with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will match you with the correctly sized cooling system for your home. In addition to increasing your family’s comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner could reduce your energy expenses throughout the season. 

Other Ways to Increase Your House’s Efficiency

The final method to verify monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to boost your home’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of residences in the U.S. have adequate attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the proper level of insulation may help keep your utility costs lower and keep your house more comfy all year. 

We also advise securing any air leaks in your house before we do an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated residence could call for a smaller system, saving you on your starting investment and likely lowering your electric bills in the future. 

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

Today’s advanced air conditioners deliver great energy-saving possibilities. Upgrading to a better, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now smoother than ever with our Advantage™ Program. 

This solution removes all the stress out of installing a new cooling system. You can get a modern air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is required. When you enroll in our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair expenses, annual service or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll have worry-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly expense. 

Our Experts are ready to assist you in determining just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 866-397-3787 to book your free comfort analysis today.

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