In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is crucial to ensure your family’s comfort during the sweltering summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning may be the biggest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The solution to decreasing your long-term expenses could be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a sizeable upfront investment. At this point in time, there new alternatives available that make getting a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence simpler than ever.
We’ll explain more about this option in just a bit. But one thing is correct, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide sizeable energy savings during its lifetime. Here’s what to think over as you research air conditioning replacement in Canada.
Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Greater SEER ratings mean a system is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation should be 13 SEER or greater in Canada and the northern United States. If you reside in the South, your new air conditioner is required to be at a baseline of 14 SEER.
For comparison, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners on the market today are near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER system to a mid-grade 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your electrical costs every year!
Sizing your cooling system accurately is also important if you want to lower your monthly air conditioning costs.
Air conditioners are rated in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too big or tiny can’t keep your home comfy.
An air conditioner that’s too big will often short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity properly. One that’s too small will fall behind with demand on warm days. Both problems will lead to your home being too hot, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and could increase your cooling costs.
When you call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our Experts will match you with the right-sized cooling system for your residence. Along with increasing your family’s comfort, a properly sized air conditioner can reduce your energy expenses during the summer.
The final method to confirm monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to boost your residence’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study completed by Boston University. Having the correct level of insulation could help keep your gas and electrical expenses low and keep your house more comfortable throughout the year.
In addition, we suggest closing any air leaks in your home before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated home could use a smaller system, saving you on your initial investment and likely decreasing your energy costs down the road.
Today’s advanced air conditioners provide superior energy-saving opportunities. Upgrading to a new, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now smoother than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution takes all the annoyance out of installing a new air conditioner. You can get a new air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is required. When you enroll in our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair expenses, yearly service or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll receive worry-free comfort for just one low monthly expense.
Our Experts are ready 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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