Why Replacing Your Air Conditioner Can Reduce Your Utility Expenses

In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is critical to ensure your family’s comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning is usually the largest expense on your monthly electricity bills.

The key to reducing your annual charges might be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a sizeable upfront investment. Now, there new options available that make installing 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 true, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide substantial energy savings during its lifetime. Here’s what to think about as you look into air conditioning replacement in Pierre.

Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worthwhile

Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it turns 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 is required to be at minimum 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 shows that upgrading your 10 SEER air conditioner to a mid-priced 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your electricity expenses per year!

Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical

Sizing your cooling system properly is also essential if you hope to reduce your monthly air conditioning costs.

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

An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will have difficulty removing humidity properly. One that’s too little 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 utility costs.

When you hire Peitz Service Experts, our Experts will help you choose the right-sized air conditioner for your house. On top of increasing home comfort, a properly sized air conditioner can lower your electric expenses throughout the season.

Additional Approaches to Enhance Your House’s Efficiency

The final method to ensure monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to boost your house’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have adequate attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the proper depth of insulation can help keep your energy expenses low and keep your house more pleasant all year.

In addition, we advise securing any air leaks in your home before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated house may need a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your upfront investment and potentially lowering your utility bills for years to come.

Peitz Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs

Today’s advanced air conditioners provide excellent energy-saving solutions. Replacing your old air conditioner with a better, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.

This solution takes all the stress out of replacing your cooling system. 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 costs, routine maintenance or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll have stress-free comfort for just one low monthly price.

Our Experts are ready 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 605-223-0307 to schedule your free comfort analysis right away.

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