In many areas of of North America, central air conditioning is essential to insure your comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner is usually the highest expense on your monthly energy bills.
The solution to decreasing your annual expenses could be to buy a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a large upfront investment. Today, there new alternatives available that make installing an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home faster than ever.
We’ll explain more about this possibility in just a bit. But one thing is true, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can give considerable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think about as you investigate air conditioning replacement in Edmonton.
Why a Bigger SEER Rating is Worth It
Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which tests how efficiently it transforms electricity into cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean your AC is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation is required to 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 least 14 SEER.
For comparison, the lowest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners offered today reach approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER system to a mid-priced 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your air conditioning expenses each year!
Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical
Sizing your air conditioning properly is also essential if you want to reduce your monthly air conditioning costs.
Air conditioners are measured in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too massive or tiny can’t keep your home comfy.
An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will have a hard time removing humidity correctly. One that’s too small will lag behind demand on warm days. Both problems will lead to your home being sticky, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and could enlarge your utility bill.
When you work with McKinley Heating Service Experts, our Experts will match you with the right-sized AC for your residence. On top of improving your loved ones’ comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner may reduce your cooling costs every month.
Additional Methods to Increase Your Home’s Efficiency
The final approach to confirm monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to enhance your residence’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study performed by Boston University. Having the correct level of insulation might help keep your energy expenses down and keep your home more comfy all year.
In addition, we recommend securing any air leaks in your home before we carry out an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated home might require a smaller system, saving you on your initial investment and likely reducing your cooling bills down the road.
McKinley Heating Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners offer great energy-saving solutions. Installing a a new, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now easier than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This program removes all the annoyance out of getting a new cooling system. You can get 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 fret about repair costs, regular maintenance or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll enjoy stress-free comfort for just one low monthly price.
Our Experts are available to help you determine just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 780-800-7092 to book your free comfort analysis today.