In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is important to insure home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning is usually the highest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The solution to decreasing your annual expenses might be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a sizeable upfront investment. Today, there new alternatives available that make buying a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house simpler than ever.
We’ll give you more details about this option in a moment. But one thing is correct, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide considerable energy savings during its lifetime. Here’s what to consider as you investigate air conditioning replacement in Raleigh.
Why a Higher SEER Rating is Beneficial
Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Greater SEER ratings mean a system is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation is required to be 13 SEER or greater in Canada and the northern United States. If you live in the South, your new air conditioner is required to be at a baseline of 14 SEER.
For comparison, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners available today reach near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator indicates that improving your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-range 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your cooling bills annually!
Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important
Sizing your air conditioner correctly is also critical if you hope to lower your monthly air conditioning expenses.
Air conditioning is calculated in “tons.” Sizing is important because an air conditioner that’s too big or small can’t keep your family pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too large will commonly short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity correctly. One that’s too small will fall behind with demand on muggy days. Both troubles will lead to your home being too hot, increase use of on your air conditioner and could increase your energy expenses.
When you call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our Experts will match you with the ideal cooling system for your residence. Besides increasing your family’s comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner can decrease your utility costs throughout the season.
Other Ways to Enhance Your Residence’s Efficiency
The final approach to confirm monthly savings when you install a new air conditioner is to increase your house’s attic insulation. Just 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study completed by Boston University. Having the proper amount of insulation could help keep your gas and electrical expenses lower and keep your residence more pleasant year-round.
Also, we suggest sealing any air leaks in your home before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated house might need a smaller system, saving you on your upfront investment and potentially reducing your electrical costs for many years.
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 solutions. Replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution get rid of all the stress out of getting a new cooling system. You can have a modern air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is needed. While you’re part of our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair bills, routine maintenance or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll have stress-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly expense.
Our Experts are available to help you determine just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 919-578-4329 to schedule your free comfort analysis now.