In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is critical to ensure home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner may be the largest expense on your monthly energy bills.
The solution to reducing your ongoing charges might be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a sizeable upfront investment. Today, there new alternatives available that make getting a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house simpler than ever.
We’ll give you more details about this possibility in just a bit. But one thing is correct, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide considerable energy savings during its lifetime. Here’s what to consider as you investigate air conditioning replacement in Calgary.
Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worthwhile
Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades 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 reside in the South, your new air conditioner has to be at minimum 14 SEER.
To compare, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and top-of-the-line air conditioners for sale today rank approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER system to a mid-range 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your air conditioning costs every year!
Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical
Sizing your air conditioning correctly is also essential if you hope to decrease your monthly cooling bills.
Air conditioning is calculated in “tons.” Sizing is important because an air conditioner that’s too big or little can’t keep your residence comfortable.
An air conditioner that’s too big will often short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity properly. One that’s too tiny will lag behind demand on hot days. Both problems will leave your home uncomfortable, increase hard wear on your air conditioner and might drive up your utility expenses.
When you hire A1 Chesney Service Experts, our Experts will help you find the right-sized cooling system for your needs. On top of increasing home comfort, a properly sized air conditioner might decrease your energy expenses each month.
Additional Ways to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
The final way to confirm monthly savings when you get a new air conditioner is to enhance your home’s attic insulation. Just 10% of houses in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the correct amount of insulation could help keep your gas and electrical bills down and keep your home more comfy year-round.
In addition, we recommend closing any air leaks in your home before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A more leakproof, more insulated home might call for a smaller system, saving you on your upfront investment and potentially reducing your cooling costs in the future.
A1 Chesney Service Experts is Here to Support You with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners provide superior energy-saving solutions. Upgrading to a modern, 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 cooling system. You can receive a modern air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is required. While you’re part of our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to fret about repair expenses, routine tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll have worry-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly expense.
Our Experts are here to help you determine just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 587-315-5271 to schedule your free comfort analysis today.