In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is important to ensure home comfort during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, cooling is typically the largest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The key to reducing your long-term charges could be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a big upfront investment. Now, there new options available that make purchasing an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home simpler than ever.
We’ll explain more about this option in just a bit. But one thing is certain, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can give sizeable energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to consider as you explore air conditioning replacement in Atlanta.
Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worthwhile
Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean a system 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 live in the South, your new air conditioner has to be at a baseline of 14 SEER.
For comparison, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and top-of-the-line air conditioners offered today rank near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that upgrading your 10 SEER system to a mid-grade 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your electrical costs per year!
Why Calculating Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important
Sizing your air conditioner properly is also critical if you want to reduce your monthly electrical expenses.
Air conditioners are measured in “tons.” Sizing is crucial because an air conditioner that’s too big or little can’t keep your residence comfy.
An air conditioner that’s too big will frequently short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity correctly. One that’s too little won’t be able to keep up with demand on warm days. Both troubles will leave your home too hot, increase hard wear on your air conditioner and could drive up your utility expenses.
When you hire Peachtree Service Experts, our Experts will match you with the correctly sized cooling system for your residence. On top of improving your loved ones’ comfort, a properly sized air conditioner may decrease your cooling expenses each month.
Additional Approaches to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
The final approach to confirm monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to increase your house’s attic insulation. Just 10% of houses in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the proper level of insulation could help keep your gas and electrical bills low and keep your house more comfortable no matter the weather.
We also suggest closing any air leaks in your house before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated residence might require a smaller model, saving you on your starting investment and likely lowering your energy costs for years to come.
Peachtree Service Experts is Here to Help with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Modern advanced air conditioners provide superior energy-saving possibilities. Upgrading to an updated, high-efficiency, innovative air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution removes all the annoyance out of replacing your cooling system. You can get a modern air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. While you’re part of our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair costs, annual maintenance or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll receive worry-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly expense.
Our Experts are ready to support you in determining just how much you can save by installing a new air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 678-235-9699 to book your free comfort analysis now.