You rely on your air conditioning system to provide relief from the heat in Stafford, Texas. Older air conditioners use a lot of electricity. As a result, they increase monthly utility bills between April and October. When it’s time to replace your air conditioner, follow these tips to install the most energy-efficient AC system for your home:
Select an Energy Star-rated AC System
First off, the United States Department of Energy rates heating and cooling equipment based on its energy efficiency. The most energy-efficient systems get the Energy Star rating. These systems use about 30 percent less energy to operate. An Energy Star-rated air conditioning system typically includes a variable-speed air handler and an all-aluminum evaporator coil, which is less susceptible to refrigerant leaks and metal corrosion.
Upgrade to a High SEER AC System
SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, and it’s a measure of energy efficiency in air conditioners. Look for a central air conditioning unit with a SEER rating of at least 16. An air conditioning system with a SEER of 16 could reduce your cooling costs by up to 40 percent compared to a 10-year-old cooling system with a SEER rating of 10 to 12.
Choose Experienced Installers
Finally, buying the most efficient AC system won’t do you any good if inexperienced service technicians perform the installation. Therefore, we begin each installation by measuring your home’s cooling requirements and selecting the right size of AC system. Our licensed and trained service technicians install and connect everything properly, including your air ducts. Proper installation of your new central air conditioning system could lower your monthly cooling costs by up to 30 percent.
Today’s energy-efficient AC systems lower your home’s carbon footprint and improve your indoor comfort. They also pair with programmable and smart home thermostats, helping you save even more money on cooling costs. At Conditioned Air, we look forward to helping you choose a new central air conditioning system for your home.
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