What can a high efficiency air conditioner do for your home? If you’re considering replacing the equipment you already have in place, installing more efficient equipment can help you in many ways.
It can save on energy costs. Considering the US Energy Information Administration states air conditioning accounts for around 12 percent of a home’s energy expenditures, that can add up significantly, especially during heatwaves.
It can make your equipment more environmentally friendly. Depending on how old your air conditioner is, it may still depend on old technology. TheEPA has discontinued harmful refrigerants, and replaced them with a more environmentally friendly, less toxic alternative.
It can also reduce your home’s carbon footprint. If moving towards greener living is important to you, upgrading and installing a high efficiency air conditioner may be the perfect choice for you this year.
If you’re ready for a new air conditioner, the easiest way to tell how efficient it is to look for the EnergyStar label before you buy. New technology has made today’s HVAC equipment more energy efficient than ever. By comparing efficiency ratings in the air conditioners you’re choosing between, you can find one with a higher SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) to help you capture more of the savings. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency. However, it’s equally important to size your air conditioner correctly to your home to ensure you get the biggest bang for your buck. An HVAC professional can help you determine which one is right for your needs.
Your air conditioner doesn’t operate on its own. Across the Front Range, the most common way to heat and cool a home is through gas-forced air. That means ductwork is an integral part of the heating and cooling process, one you shouldn’t ignore.
To truly gain the highest efficiency possible, it’s important for a full audit of how your HVAC system works. Problems with ductwork will impact how well your air conditioner runs, even if it’s brand new and recently installed.
Are you ready for a new air conditioner? Talk with one of our HVAC representatives, and discover how you can increase efficiency today.