In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is vital to insure your family’s comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, using your air conditioner is typically the largest expense on your monthly electricity bills.
The secret to decreasing your ongoing charges could be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a big upfront investment. Now, there new solutions available that make buying a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your house easier than ever.
We’ll give you more information about this solution in a little bit. But one thing is correct, a an up-to-date, high-efficiency air conditioner can deliver substantial energy savings over its lifetime. Here’s what to consider as you look into air conditioning replacement in the Niagara Region.
Why a Greater SEER Rating is Worthwhile
Every air conditioner earns a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which measures how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Greater 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 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 premium air conditioners on the market today rank around 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator shows that upgrading your 10 SEER air conditioner to a mid-priced 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your utility costs each year!
Why Determining Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical
Sizing your air conditioner correctly is also essential if you hope to decrease your monthly cooling expenses.
Air conditioners are rated in “tons.” Sizing is essential because an air conditioner that’s too massive or tiny can’t keep your home pleasant.
An air conditioner that’s too big will commonly short cycle, which means it will struggle to remove humidity accurately. One that’s too tiny won’t be able to keep up with demand on muggy days. Both problems will lead to your home being too hot, increase use of on your air conditioner and could increase your electrical costs.
When you call Niagara Home Services by Enercare, our Experts will help you find the right-sized AC for your house. On top of maximizing home comfort, a properly sized air conditioner can reduce your electrical bills during the summer.
More Methods to Increase Your Residence’s Efficiency
The final method to confirm monthly savings when you replace your air conditioner is to boost your home’s attic insulation. Merely 10% of houses in the U.S. have proper attic insulation, according to study completed by Boston University. Having the right amount of insulation may help keep your utility expenses lower and keep your residence more comfy no matter the weather.
Also, we advise sealing any air leaks in your home before we do an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated home could call for a smaller system, saving you on your starting investment and potentially reducing your energy costs for years to come.
Niagara Home Services by Enercare is Here to Support You with All Your Air Conditioning Needs
Today’s advanced air conditioners deliver great energy-saving solutions. Replacing your old air conditioner with a new, high-efficiency, top-of-the-line air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program.
This solution takes all the stress out of replacing your cooling system. You can have a new air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is necessary. When you join our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to worry about repair costs, regular maintenance or even air filters. It’s all included, and you’ll receive stress-free comfort for just one small monthly price.
Our Experts are ready to assist you in determining just how much you can save by getting a new air conditioner. To get your AC replacement started, contact us at 289-273-2229 to book your free comfort analysis now.