In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is essential to ensure home comfort during the sweltering summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner is usually the largest expense on your monthly energy bills.
The solution to reducing your long-term expenses could be to install a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a large upfront investment. Today, there new options available that make getting a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home simpler than ever.
We’ll give you more information about this option in a moment. But one thing is certain, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can give substantial lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think over as you research air conditioning replacement in Miami.
Why a Bigger SEER Rating is Worthwhile
Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which measures how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean an air conditioner is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation must be 13 SEER or better in Canada and the northern United States. If you live in the South, your new air conditioner has to be at minimum 14 SEER.
To compare, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners offered today rank near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that upgrading your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-grade 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your utility costs annually!
Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important
Sizing your cooling system properly is also crucial if you want to reduce your monthly utility bills.
Air conditioning is rated in “tons.” Sizing is important because an air conditioner that’s too big or little can’t keep your loved ones pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too big will commonly short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity correctly. One that’s too tiny will fall behind with demand on warm days. Both problems will lead to your home being too humid, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and could increase your cooling expenses.
When you call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our Experts will help you find the right-sized AC for your needs. On top of increasing your family’s comfort, a properly sized air conditioner may decrease your electrical expenses each month.
Other Methods to Increase Your House’s Efficiency
The final approach to ensure monthly savings when you get a new air conditioner is to enhance your house’s attic insulation. Just 10% of houses in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the right depth of insulation might help keep your heating and cooling expenses low and keep your house more comfortable throughout the year.
In addition, we recommend securing any air leaks in your residence before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated residence may need a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your upfront investment and likely lowering your utility expenses down the road.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is Here to Support You with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Today’s advanced air conditioners provide superior energy-saving possibilities. Upgrading to a modern, high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This program get rid of all the stress out of replacing your air conditioner. You can get an updated air conditioner for one reasonable monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair expenses, yearly tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll get headache-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly cost.
Our Experts are here to assist you in determining just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To get your AC replacement started, contact us at 305-440-1505 to book your free comfort analysis now.