In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is critical to insure your comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, cooling may be the biggest expense on your monthly energy bills.
The solution to decreasing your long-term charges could be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a big 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 solution in just a bit. But one thing is true, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver considerable energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to think over as you check out air conditioning replacement in Edmonton.
Why a Greater SEER Rating is Worth It
Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Greater 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 are the South, your new air conditioner has to be at minimum 14 SEER.
For comparison, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners on the market today rank around 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that enhancing your 10 SEER system to a mid-grade 16 SEER model could save you 38% on your air conditioning bills per year!
Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size Matters
Sizing your cooling system correctly is also important if you hope to decrease 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 comfy.
An air conditioner that’s too large will commonly short cycle, which means it will have difficulty removing humidity correctly. One that’s too tiny won’t be able to keep up with demand on warm days. Both problems will leave your home unpleasant, increase use of on your air conditioner and might increase your electrical costs.
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 utility expenses every month.
Additional Approaches to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
The final approach to ensure monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to enhance your house’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses 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 no matter the weather.
Also, we suggest securing any air leaks in your house before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated home could use a smaller model, saving you on your starting investment and likely reducing your utility costs in the future.
Rob's Albertan Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Modern advanced air conditioners deliver great energy-saving opportunities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This service get rid of 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, annual service or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll get headache-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly price.
Our Experts are ready to help you determine just how much you can save by replacing your air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 780-800-9047 to schedule your free comfort analysis today.