Why Getting a New Air Conditioner Can Lower Your Electricity Expenses

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

The solution to reducing your long-term expenses could be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a sizeable upfront investment. At this point in time, there new solutions available that make buying a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house faster than ever. 

We’ll explain more about this possibility in a moment. But one thing is right, a an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver substantial energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to think over as you research air conditioning replacement in the U.S.. 

Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worthwhile

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

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

To compare, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and top-of-the-line air conditioners offered today rank approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that enhancing your 10 SEER air conditioner to a mid-range 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your cooling expenses every year! 

Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size Matters

Sizing your cooling system properly is also critical if you desire to decrease your monthly electrical bills. 

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

An air conditioner that’s too large will commonly short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity properly. One that’s too small will lag behind demand on muggy days. Both troubles will leave your home uncomfortable, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and could increase your energy bill. 

When you work with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will match you with the right-sized air conditioner for your needs. As well as increasing your family’s comfort, a right-sized air conditioner can decrease your electrical expenses during the summer. 

Additional Ways to Enhance Your House’s Efficiency

The final way to verify monthly savings when you install a new air conditioner is to enhance your house’s attic insulation. Just 10% of homes in the U.S. have adequate attic insulation, according to study completed by Boston University. Having the right level of insulation could help keep your utility expenses down and keep your house more comfortable all year. 

Also, we recommend sealing any air leaks in your house before we do an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated home might call for a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your upfront investment and possibly reducing your energy costs for many years. 

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

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

This service takes all the hassle out of replacing your air conditioning. You can receive a new air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is needed. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to worry about repair bills, yearly tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all covered, and you’ll enjoy headache-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly expense. 

Our Experts are available 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 request your free comfort analysis today.

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