Why Getting a New Air Conditioner Can Reduce Your Utility Costs

In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is crucial to guarantee home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, cooling is usually the largest expense on your monthly utility bills. 

The key to lowering your long-term costs could be to install a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a sizeable upfront investment. Now, there new alternatives available that make purchasing a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence easier than ever. 

We’ll give you more details about this solution in a little bit. 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 about as you investigate air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. 

Why a Higher SEER Rating is Beneficial

Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it turns electricity into cooling. Bigger 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 reside in the South, your new air conditioner is required to be at minimum 14 SEER. 

For comparison, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners on the market today rank approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that improving your 10 SEER system to a mid-priced 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your cooling costs per year! 

Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important

Sizing your air conditioning accurately is also important if you desire to lower your monthly cooling expenses. 

Air conditioners are rated in “tons.” Sizing is crucial because an air conditioner that’s too large or tiny can’t keep your family comfortable. 

An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity accurately. One that’s too little will lag behind demand on muggy days. Both problems will leave your home sticky, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and could increase your electrical costs. 

When you hire Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will help you choose the correctly sized air conditioner for your needs. On top of improving your loved ones’ comfort, a properly sized air conditioner could lower your utility bills during the summer. 

More Methods to Enhance Your Residence’s Efficiency

The final approach to ensure monthly savings when you install a new air conditioner is to boost your residence’s attic insulation. Just 10% of houses in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the correct level of insulation might help keep your gas and electrical costs lower and keep your residence more pleasant throughout the year. 

We also suggest securing any air leaks in your residence before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated house may need a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your upfront investment and potentially reducing your electric costs for many years. 

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

Modern advanced air conditioners offer superior energy-saving opportunities. Upgrading to a modern, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program. 

This program removes all the stress out of installing a new air conditioning. You can have an updated air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is needed. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair bills, regular tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll enjoy headache-free comfort for just one small monthly price. 

Our Experts are available to support you in determining just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To get your AC replacement started, contact us at 866-397-3787 to schedule your free comfort analysis today.

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