In many locations in of North America, central air conditioning is important to guarantee your comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning is typically the biggest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The key to reducing your ongoing costs might be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a big upfront investment. Now, there new options available that make installing an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house faster than ever.
We’ll explain more about this option in just a bit. But one thing is true, a an up-to-date, 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 Austin.
Why a Greater SEER Rating is Beneficial
Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Greater SEER ratings mean an air conditioner is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation is required to be 13 SEER or better in Canada and the northern United States. If you are the South, your new air conditioner is required to be at least 14 SEER.
For contrast, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners for sale today rank around 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator indicates that improving your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-grade 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your cooling costs per year!
Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size Matters
Sizing your cooling system properly is also critical if you hope to decrease your monthly cooling costs.
Air conditioners are calculated in “tons.” Sizing is important because an air conditioner that’s too massive or small can’t keep your loved ones pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too big will frequently short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity correctly. One that’s too little will fall behind with demand on warm days. Both issues will lead to your home being sticky, increase use of on your air conditioner and may increase your cooling bill.
When you work with Strand Brothers Service Experts, our Experts will help you choose the right-sized air conditioner for your residence. On top of improving your loved ones’ comfort, a right-sized air conditioner can decrease your electric costs each month.
Additional Approaches to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
The final method to ensure monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to boost your residence’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of homes in the U.S. have adequate attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the correct level of insulation can help keep your heating and cooling bills lower and keep your house more pleasant no matter the weather.
In addition, we suggest sealing any air leaks in your residence before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A more leakproof, more insulated home may call for a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your initial investment and potentially decreasing your utility expenses later on.
Strand Brothers Service Experts is Here to Support You with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Modern advanced air conditioners offer excellent energy-saving possibilities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution takes all the annoyance out of installing a new cooling system. You can receive a new air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you enroll in our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to worry about repair costs, yearly tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll receive headache-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly price.
Our Experts are available to support you in determining just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 512-592-3072 to book your free comfort analysis right away.