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 typically the largest expense on your monthly electricity bills.
The key to reducing your annual charges might 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 installing an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house simpler 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 give substantial energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to think over as you look into air conditioning replacement in Pierre.
Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worthwhile
Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it turns electricity into cooling. Greater 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 least 14 SEER.
To compare, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and top-of-the-line air conditioners offered today are approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that upgrading your 10 SEER air conditioner to a mid-priced 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your electricity expenses each year!
Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical
Sizing your air conditioning accurately is also essential if you hope to reduce your monthly air conditioning costs.
Air conditioning is measured in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too large or little can’t keep your house comfortable.
An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity properly. One that’s too tiny 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 costs.
When you call Peitz Service Experts, our Experts will help you find the right-sized AC for your residence. On top of increasing home comfort, a properly sized air conditioner might decrease your electrical costs throughout the season.
More Methods to Enhance Your Residence’s Efficiency
The final method to ensure monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to boost your house’s attic insulation. Just 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 utility costs lower and keep your house more pleasant all year.
In addition, we suggest securing any air leaks in your home before we do an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated house may need a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your initial 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 deliver great energy-saving solutions. Replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This program takes all the annoyance out of replacing your cooling system. You can get a new air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair costs, annual maintenance or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll get headache-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 book your free comfort analysis now.