Why Getting a New Air Conditioner Can Lower Your Electricity Expenses

In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is essential to ensure your comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner is typically the largest expense on your monthly energy bills. 

The key to decreasing your long-term expenses may be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a sizeable upfront investment. At this point in time, there new alternatives available that make getting a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house easier than ever. 

We’ll give you more details about this solution in a moment. But one thing is right, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide sizeable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think about as you investigate air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. 

Why a Bigger SEER Rating is Beneficial

Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Higher SEER ratings mean your AC 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 must be at minimum 14 SEER. 

To compare, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners offered today rank approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-range 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your air conditioning bills each year! 

Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important

Sizing your air conditioning correctly is also essential if you desire to decrease your monthly cooling costs. 

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

An air conditioner that’s too large will commonly short cycle, which means it will have difficulty removing humidity properly. One that’s too small won’t be able to keep up with demand on muggy days. Both troubles will you’re your home too humid, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and could drive up your cooling expenses. 

When you call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will match you with the correctly sized air conditioner for your family. Along with improving your family’s comfort, a right-sized air conditioner could lower your cooling costs throughout the season. 

Other Methods to Enhance Your Residence’s Efficiency

The final way to verify monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to boost your house’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the proper level of insulation could help keep your heating and cooling expenses lower and keep your residence more comfortable no matter the weather. 

In addition, we recommend sealing any air leaks in your house before we do an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated home might use a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your initial investment and likely reducing your cooling expenses in the future. 

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

Up-to-date advanced air conditioners offer excellent energy-saving possibilities. Installing a an updated, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program. 

This service removes all the annoyance out of installing a new cooling system. You can get a new air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. While you’re part of our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to worry about repair expenses, routine tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll get headache-free comfort for just one low monthly expense. 

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

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