In many locations in of North America, central air conditioning is important to ensure home comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning is typically the biggest expense on your monthly utility bills.
The solution to decreasing your long-term charges could be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a big upfront investment. Now, there new options available that make installing a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your residence faster than ever.
We’ll give you more details about this option in a little bit. But one thing is right, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can give substantial lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to think about as you investigate air conditioning replacement in Kansas City.
Why a Higher SEER Rating is Worth It
Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which grades how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Higher SEER ratings mean your AC is more energy efficient.
As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation should be 13 SEER or better in Canada and the northern United States. If you live in the South, your new air conditioner must be at minimum 14 SEER.
For contrast, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and the most high-end air conditioners available today reach approximately 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator indicates that enhancing your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-grade 16 SEER system could save you 38% on your air conditioning bills each year!
Why Figuring Out Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Important
Sizing your cooling system accurately is also critical if you hope to reduce your monthly air conditioning costs.
Cooling systems are calculated in “tons.” Sizing is critical because an air conditioner that’s too large or tiny can’t keep your home comfy.
An air conditioner that’s too massive will often short cycle, which means it will have difficulty removing humidity correctly. One that’s too little won’t be able to keep up with demand on warm days. Both problems will lead to your home being sticky, increase wear and tear on your air conditioner and may increase your utility expenses.
When you work with Neal Harris Service Experts, our Experts will help you choose the ideal AC for your home. In addition to increasing your family’s comfort, a properly sized air conditioner could decrease your electrical expenses each month.
Additional Approaches to Improve Your Residence’s Efficiency
The final approach to confirm monthly savings when you get a new air conditioner is to boost your home’s attic insulation. Only about 10% of houses in the U.S. have adequate attic insulation, according to study conducted by Boston University. Having the correct depth of insulation might help keep your gas and electrical costs lower and keep your home more comfy regardless of temperatures outside.
We also suggest sealing any air leaks in your home before we perform an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated residence could require a smaller air conditioner, saving you on your upfront investment and likely reducing your utility expenses for many years.
Neal Harris Service Experts is Here to Support You with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Today’s advanced air conditioners deliver great energy-saving opportunities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now smoother than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution removes all the hassle out of replacing your cooling system. You can get a modern air conditioner for one small monthly payment. No down payment is required. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to stress about repair expenses, routine service or even air filters. It’s all taken care of, and you’ll have worry-free comfort for just one reasonable monthly cost.
Our Experts are ready to help you determine just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To get your AC replacement started, contact us at 816-787-0500 to schedule your free comfort analysis now.