In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is crucial to ensure home comfort during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, cooling is usually the largest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The key to reducing your annual expenses may be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a big 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 new, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver considerable 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. Bigger 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 has to be at minimum 14 SEER.
For comparison, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and top-of-the-line air conditioners on the market today reach near 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER system to a mid-range 16 SEER system 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 expenses.
Air conditioners are measured in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too large 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 will fall behind with demand on muggy days. Both problems will leave your home uncomfortable, increase use of on your air conditioner and may drive up your cooling costs.
When you call Barlow Service Experts, our Experts will help you choose the correctly sized cooling system for your residence. Besides improving home comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner can lower your utility bills throughout the season.
Additional Methods to Increase Your Residence’s Efficiency
The final approach to verify monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to increase your home’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of residences in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the proper amount of insulation could help keep your heating and cooling bills low and keep your home more comfortable all year.
We also suggest sealing any air leaks in your residence before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A tighter, more insulated house may call for a smaller system, saving you on your starting investment and potentially reducing your electrical costs later on.
Barlow Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners deliver superior energy-saving possibilities. Upgrading to a better, 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 conditioning. You can have a modern air conditioner for one reasonable monthly payment. No down payment is required. While you’re part of our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to worry about repair bills, yearly service or even air filters. It’s all covered, and you’ll have headache-free comfort for just one small monthly cost.
Our Experts are ready to support you in determining just how much you can save by installing a new air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 801-436-8985 to book your free comfort analysis right away.