In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is critical to insure your comfort during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner may be the highest expense on your monthly electricity bills.
The secret to reducing your long-term charges may be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a sizeable upfront investment. At this point in time, there new solutions available that make getting an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence easier than ever.
We’ll explain more about this possibility in a little bit. But one thing is true, a a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver sizeable energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to think over as you investigate air conditioning replacement in Edmonton.
Why a Greater SEER Rating is Worth It
Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests 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 should be 13 SEER or greater in Canada and the northern United States. If you reside in the South, your new air conditioner has to be at least 14 SEER.
For comparison, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners on the market today are around 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that enhancing your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-grade 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your electricity bills each year!
Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important
Sizing your cooling system correctly is also important if you hope to reduce your monthly utility costs.
Cooling systems are rated in “tons.” Sizing is important because an air conditioner that’s too massive or small can’t keep your house pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too large will commonly short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity correctly. One that’s too tiny will fall behind with demand on warm days. Both troubles will leave your home unpleasant, increase use of on your air conditioner and may increase your cooling expenses.
When you hire Rob's Albertan Service Experts, our Experts will match you with the correctly sized cooling system for your family. In addition to improving your loved ones’ comfort, a properly sized air conditioner could reduce your cooling expenses every month.
More Approaches to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
The final approach to ensure monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to boost your house’s attic insulation. Just 10% of residences in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the right amount of insulation could help keep your utility bills down and keep your house more comfortable year-round.
Also, we advise closing any air leaks in your residence before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A more leakproof, more insulated home could require a smaller system, saving you on your starting investment and possibly reducing your utility expenses in the future.
Rob's Albertan Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners provide excellent energy-saving opportunities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a better, high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This service removes all the hassle out of installing a new cooling system. You can get a new air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. While you’re part of our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair costs, routine tune-ups or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll have stress-free comfort for just one small monthly price.
Our Experts are ready to help you determine just how much you can save by installing a new air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 780-800-9047 to book your free comfort analysis today.