Why Replacing Your Air Conditioner Can Lower Your Utility Bills

In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is crucial to ensure home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, cooling is typically the largest expense on your monthly utility bills.

The key to reducing your annual expenses could be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a sizeable upfront investment. Now, there new alternatives available that make installing a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home easier than ever.

We’ll give you more details about this option in a little bit. But one thing is right, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver sizeable energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to think about as you explore air conditioning replacement in the Wasatch Front region.

Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worth It

Every air conditioner receives a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Greater SEER ratings mean your AC 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 is required to be at minimum 14 SEER.

For comparison, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners on the market today reach near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator indicates that upgrading your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-range 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your utility bills each year!

Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important

Sizing your air conditioner correctly is also essential if you hope to lower your monthly air conditioning bills.

Air conditioning is measured in “tons.” Sizing is essential because an air conditioner that’s too massive or small can’t keep your loved ones comfy.

An air conditioner that’s too large will often short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity properly. One that’s too tiny won’t be able to keep up with demand on muggy days. Both problems will leave your home too hot, increase use of on your air conditioner and might enlarge your cooling costs.

When you call Barlow Service Experts, our Experts will help you choose the correctly sized cooling system for your house. Along with increasing home comfort, a right-sized air conditioner might decrease your utility bills throughout the season.

More Methods to Increase Your Residence’s Efficiency

The final approach to verify monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to increase your home’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 amount of insulation may help keep your heating and cooling bills lower and keep your home more comfortable throughout the year.

We also suggest sealing any air leaks in your house before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated residence may call for a smaller system, saving you on your starting investment and potentially reducing your electrical expenses for years to come.

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

Modern advanced air conditioners provide superior energy-saving solutions. Installing a a new, high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.

This service takes all the stress out of replacing your air conditioner. You can receive an updated 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 worry about repair expenses, yearly tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all covered, and you’ll have headache-free comfort for just one small monthly expense.

Our Experts are ready to assist you in determining just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 801-436-8985 to schedule your free comfort analysis now.

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