In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is crucial to insure your family’s comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner is typically the highest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The key to lowering your ongoing costs could be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a big upfront investment. Now, there new options available that make installing an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence faster than ever.
We’ll give you more details about this solution in a little bit. But one thing is right, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver sizeable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think about as you research air conditioning replacement in Albany.
Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worth It
Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which measures how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Higher 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 least 14 SEER.
To compare, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners for sale today reach approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that upgrading your 10 SEER system to a mid-range 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your electricity bills every year!
Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important
Sizing your air conditioner properly is also critical if you want to decrease your monthly air conditioning expenses.
Cooling systems are rated in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too big or little can’t keep your house pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too large will often short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity properly. One that’s too little will lag behind demand on hot days. Both problems will lead to your home being sticky, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and might increase your electrical expenses.
When you work with D.A. Bennett Service Experts, our Experts will help you find the ideal AC for your house. On top of increasing your loved ones’ comfort, a properly sized air conditioner could reduce your cooling bills throughout the season.
Other Approaches to Enhance Your House’s Efficiency
The final approach to verify monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to increase your residence’s attic insulation. Just 10% of residences in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the proper level of insulation may help keep your utility costs lower and keep your residence more pleasant regardless of temperatures outside.
In addition, we suggest securing any air leaks in your residence before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated residence could use a smaller model, saving you on your upfront investment and possibly decreasing your utility bills for many years.
D.A. Bennett Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Modern advanced air conditioners deliver excellent energy-saving opportunities. Replacing your old air conditioner with an updated, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This program get rid of all the hassle out of getting a new air conditioner. You can have a modern air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. While you’re part of our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair costs, regular service or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll get worry-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly expense.
Our Experts are ready to support you in determining just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To get your AC replacement started, contact us at 518-205-3324 to schedule your free comfort analysis today.