Why Replacing Your Air Conditioner Can Lower Your Utility Expenses

In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is important to ensure home comfort during the sweltering summer months. Unfortunately, cooling is typically the highest expense on your monthly energy bills. 

The secret to reducing your ongoing costs could be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a sizeable upfront investment. Today, there new solutions available that make installing a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence faster than ever. 

We’ll give you more details about this possibility in a little bit. But one thing is certain, a an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide sizeable energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to think over as you investigate air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. 

Why a Greater SEER Rating is Beneficial

Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it turns electricity into cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean your AC is more energy efficient. 

As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation is required to be 13 SEER or higher in Canada and the northern United States. If you live in the South, your new air conditioner has to be at minimum 14 SEER. 

For contrast, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners on the market today are approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER air conditioner to a mid-grade 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your air conditioning costs every year! 

Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical

Sizing your air conditioning accurately is also critical if you hope to lower your monthly electrical expenses. 

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

An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity correctly. One that’s too tiny will lag behind demand on warm days. Both problems will leave your home too hot, increase hard wear on your air conditioner and may enlarge your electrical expenses. 

When you work with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will help you choose the correctly sized air conditioner for your needs. Besides increasing home comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner may reduce your cooling expenses throughout the season. 

Additional Approaches to Improve Your House’s Efficiency

The final way to ensure monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to increase your home’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of residences in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study completed by Boston University. Having the right depth of insulation may help keep your gas and electrical costs lower and keep your residence more comfortable all year. 

In addition, we recommend securing any air leaks in your home before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated house may need a smaller system, saving you on your starting investment and potentially decreasing your energy costs for years to come. 

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

Today’s advanced air conditioners offer excellent energy-saving solutions. Upgrading to a modern, high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioner is now smoother than ever with our Advantage™ Program. 

This program removes all the stress out of installing a new air conditioner. You can get a new air conditioner for one reasonable monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you enroll in our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair bills, regular service or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll enjoy worry-free comfort for just one low monthly price. 

Our Experts are available to help you determine just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 866-397-3787 to request your free comfort analysis today.

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