In many locations in of North America, central air conditioning is essential to guarantee your comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner is typically the biggest expense on your monthly energy bills.
The solution to decreasing your annual expenses may be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. This used to require a large upfront investment. Today, there new alternatives available that make installing a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home simpler 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 give considerable lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think over as you investigate air conditioning replacement in Edmonton.
Why a Bigger 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 higher in Canada and the northern United States. If you are the South, your new air conditioner must be at least 14 SEER.
For comparison, the smallest standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners offered today reach approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator indicates that upgrading your 10 SEER system to a mid-grade 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your electricity costs 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 essential because an air conditioner that’s too massive or little can’t keep your family pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will have difficulty removing humidity correctly. One that’s too small will lag behind demand on warm days. Both troubles 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 air conditioner for your house. On top of improving your loved ones’ comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner may reduce your cooling expenses every month.
Additional Methods to Enhance Your Home’s Efficiency
The final method to confirm monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to boost your residence’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study completed by Boston University. Having the correct depth of insulation might help keep your utility expenses down and keep your home more comfy all year.
In addition, we recommend closing any air leaks in your home before we do an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated home could use a smaller system, saving you on your initial investment and likely reducing your cooling bills in the future.
McKinley Heating Service Experts is Here to Assist with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Up-to-date advanced air conditioners offer great energy-saving possibilities. 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 stress out of getting a new cooling system. You can get an updated air conditioner for one small 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 taken care of, and you’ll enjoy headache-free comfort for just one low monthly price.
Our Experts are here to help you determine just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To start your AC replacement, contact us at 780-800-7092 to book your free comfort analysis today.