Why Replacing Your Air Conditioner Can Reduce Your Energy Costs

In many locations in of North America, central air conditioning is vital to ensure your comfort during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning is usually the largest expense on your monthly electricity bills.

The secret to decreasing your annual costs may be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a big upfront investment. At this point in time, there new solutions available that make buying an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house faster than ever.

We’ll give you more details about this possibility in just a bit. But one thing is correct, a an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner can give substantial lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think about as you look into air conditioning replacement in Hillsborough.

Why a Greater SEER Rating is Worth It

Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Bigger 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 are the South, your new air conditioner has to be at a baseline of 14 SEER.

For contrast, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners for sale today are near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that improving your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-range 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your electrical expenses annually!

Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important

Sizing your air conditioning properly is also crucial if you desire to lower your monthly air conditioning costs.

Air conditioning is measured in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too big or tiny can’t keep your family 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 small will lag behind demand on hot days. Both issues will lead to your home being uncomfortable, increase hard wear on your air conditioner and could drive up your energy bill.

When you work with Fras-Air/General Service Experts, our Experts will help you find the correctly sized cooling system for your home. In addition to increasing your family’s comfort, a properly sized air conditioner may lower your energy costs every month.

Additional Methods to Enhance Your House’s Efficiency

The final method to ensure monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to increase your home’s attic insulation. Just 10% of homes in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the right amount of insulation can help keep your energy costs low and keep your home more comfortable regardless of temperatures outside.

Also, we advise sealing any air leaks in your residence before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A more leakproof, more insulated house may require a smaller model, saving you on your initial investment and potentially decreasing your electrical bills for many years.

Fras-Air/General Service Experts is Here to Help with All Your Air Conditioning Needs

Today’s advanced air conditioners provide excellent energy-saving opportunities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program.

This service removes all the stress out of installing a new air conditioning. You can have an updated air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you enroll in our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair costs, yearly maintenance or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll receive stress-free comfort for just one small monthly expense.

Our Experts are here to help you determine just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 908-448-2154 to request your free comfort analysis now.

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