Why Installing a New Air Conditioner Can Lower Your Utility Bills

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

The key to reducing your annual expenses may be to install a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a big upfront investment. At this point in time, there new options available that make purchasing a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home faster than ever. 

We’ll give you more information about this possibility in just a bit. But one thing is true, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver considerable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to consider as you investigate air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. 

Why a Bigger SEER Rating is Worth It

Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which measures how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean a system is more energy efficient. 

As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation should be 13 SEER or greater in Canada and the northern United States. If you live in the South, your new air conditioner must be at a baseline of 14 SEER. 

For contrast, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners on the market today rank approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator indicates that enhancing your 10 SEER system to a mid-priced 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your electricity costs per year! 

Why Calculating Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important

Sizing your air conditioner accurately is also essential if you want to reduce your monthly cooling costs. 

Cooling systems are calculated in “tons.” Sizing is essential because an air conditioner that’s too massive or tiny can’t keep your residence pleasant. 

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 tiny won’t be able to keep up with demand on muggy days. Both problems will leave your home too hot, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and might enlarge your energy expenses. 

When you work with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will help you choose the correctly sized air conditioner for your home. As well as increasing your loved ones’ comfort, a right-sized air conditioner could reduce your energy expenses every month. 

More Methods to Improve Your Residence’s Efficiency

The final way to ensure monthly savings when you get a new air conditioner is to enhance your residence’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of homes 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 gas and electrical bills low and keep your home more comfy year-round. 

In addition, we suggest sealing any air leaks in your home before we do an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated house may require a smaller system, saving you on your upfront investment and possibly lowering your utility costs in the future. 

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

Modern advanced air conditioners deliver excellent energy-saving solutions. Upgrading to a better, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program. 

This solution get rid of all the stress out of getting a new air conditioner. You can have an updated air conditioner for one reasonable monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you enroll in our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair bills, yearly service or even air filters. It’s all covered, and you’ll have stress-free comfort for just one low monthly cost. 

Our Experts are here to support you in determining just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 866-397-3787 to schedule your free comfort analysis today.

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