Why Replacing Your Air Conditioner Can Lower Your Energy Expenses

In many parts of North America, central air conditioning is essential to insure your family’s comfort during the humid summer months. Unfortunately, air conditioning may be the biggest expense on your monthly utility bills. 

The solution to lowering your ongoing expenses might be to get a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. In the past, this required a big upfront investment. At this point in time, there new options available that make buying a new, high-efficiency air conditioner in your home simpler than ever. 

We’ll explain more about this option in just a bit. But one thing is true, a a new, high-efficiency air conditioner can give substantial lifetime energy savings. Here’s what to consider as you explore air conditioning replacement in Birmingham. 

Why a Bigger SEER Rating is Worthwhile

Every air conditioner gets a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, which measures how efficiently it uses electricity for cooling. Bigger SEER ratings mean your AC is more energy efficient. 

As of 2015, your new air conditioning installation must be 13 SEER or higher in Canada and the northern United States. If you are the South, your new air conditioner has to be at a baseline of 14 SEER. 

For contrast, the minimum standard in the 1990s was 10 SEER, and premium air conditioners available today reach around 25 SEER. The Lennox Energy Calculator demonstrates that upgrading your 10 SEER equipment to a mid-grade 16 SEER air conditioner could save you 38% on your electrical costs every year! 

Why Calculating Your Air Conditioner’s Size is Critical

Sizing your cooling system properly is also critical if you hope to decrease your monthly cooling bills. 

Air conditioning is measured in “tons.” Sizing is essential because an air conditioner that’s too big or small can’t keep your house comfortable. 

An air conditioner that’s too big will commonly short cycle, which means it will have difficulty removing humidity correctly. One that’s too little will fall behind with demand on muggy days. Both problems will lead to your home being unpleasant, increase hard wear on your air conditioner and might enlarge your electrical expenses. 

When you work with Norrell Service Experts, our Experts will help you choose the correctly sized cooling system for your family. On top of maximizing your family’s comfort, a correctly sized air conditioner could lower your electrical bills each month. 

Additional Methods to Increase Your Home’s Efficiency

The final approach to confirm monthly savings when you buy a new air conditioner is to boost your home’s attic insulation. Just 10% of houses in the U.S. have enough attic insulation, according to study completed by Boston University. Having the right amount of insulation may help keep your gas and electrical bills down and keep your home more pleasant all year. 

In addition, we recommend securing any air leaks in your house before we do an AC sizing calculation. A less leaky, more insulated house could require a smaller system, saving you on your starting investment and potentially reducing your cooling bills later on. 

Norrell Service Experts is Here to Help with All Your Air Conditioning Needs

Up-to-date advanced air conditioners offer excellent energy-saving opportunities. Replacing your old air conditioner with a better, high-efficiency, state-of-the-art air conditioner is now simpler than ever with our Advantage™ Program. 

This program get rid of all the hassle out of replacing your air conditioning. You can receive a modern air conditioner for one low monthly payment. No down payment is needed. When you enroll in our Advantage Program, you’ll never have to worry about repair expenses, annual service or even air filters. It’s all covered, and you’ll enjoy worry-free comfort for just one small monthly cost. 

Our Experts are here to help you determine just how much you can save by installing a new air conditioner. To begin your AC replacement, contact us at 205-267-0023 to schedule your free comfort analysis now.

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