In many locations in of North America, central air conditioning is essential to insure your loved ones’ comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning is usually the highest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The solution to reducing your ongoing expenses could be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This previously required a large upfront investment. Today, there new solutions available that make buying a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence faster than ever.
We’ll explain more about this solution in a moment. But one thing is true, a an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner can provide sizeable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to consider as you research air conditioning replacement in Birmingham.
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. Higher SEER ratings mean your AC is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation should be 13 SEER or higher in Canada and the northern United States. If you reside in the South, your new air conditioner must be at minimum 14 SEER.
To compare, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and top-of-the-line air conditioners on the market today are approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that improving your 10 SEER system to a mid-priced 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your utility bills annually!
Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical
Sizing your air conditioning accurately is also important if you want to lower your monthly air conditioning costs.
Cooling systems are measured in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too large or tiny can’t keep your residence comfortable.
An air conditioner that’s too large will frequently short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity properly. One that’s too tiny won’t be able to keep up with demand on hot days. Both troubles will leave your home uncomfortable, increase hard wear on your air conditioner and may drive up your electrical expenses.
When you hire Norrell Service Experts, our Experts will match you with the correctly sized cooling system for your house. In addition to maximizing your family’s comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner might lower your electrical costs throughout the season.
More Approaches to Improve Your Residence’s Efficiency
The final method to verify monthly savings when you get a new air conditioner is to enhance your house’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have adequate attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the right amount of insulation may help keep your utility bills low and keep your house more pleasant throughout the year.
We also recommend securing any air leaks in your residence before we do an AC sizing calculation. A more leakproof, more insulated house could need a smaller model, saving you on your upfront investment and likely lowering your electric costs in the future.
Norrell Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Today’s advanced air conditioners provide great energy-saving possibilities. Replacing your old air conditioner with an updated, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution get rid of all the hassle out of getting a new air conditioner. You can get a modern air conditioner for one reasonable monthly payment. No down payment is required. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair expenses, annual service or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll enjoy stress-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly price.
Our Experts are here to support you in determining just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 205-267-0023 to schedule your free comfort analysis now.