When it comes to air conditioner efficiency, many homeowners notice that models boasting higher efficiency also come with higher price tags. However, an energy efficient air conditioner can be an invaluable investment in your home. In order to decide if it is a good time to upgrade, it is important to consider a few variables about your current air conditioning system:
The type of HVAC unit you have.
If you use in-window or room unit air conditioners, you are wasting money every month. A central air system is much more efficient and costs less to run every month. In addition, a central air HVAC system makes the air that circulates throughout your home healthier to breathe by running it through a dehumidifying component before it comes out of your vents. If you are still using single room units, it is probably time to upgrade to a central air system.
The efficiency of your HVAC system.
Even if you have a central air system, it may not be as efficient as it could be. Air conditioning efficiency is measured by seasonal energy efficiency ratio or SEER. The SEER indicates the amount of energy the unit needs to produce a certain cooling outcome. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit.
The size of the air conditioning unit.
A unit that is too large or too small will not cool your home effectively.
The position and installation of your HVAC unit.
These are especially important if you are converting your home to central air for the first time. If your unit is installed in the wrong place or is not insulated properly, you will lose efficiency. Call Jco Heating A/C Electrical for the kind of service locals know and trust. One of our air conditioning specialists will ensure that your new unit is installed correctly to maximize its efficiency.
If you have decided it is time to upgrade to central air or upgrade an older HVAC system, call us today. A professional can answer all your questions and help you choose the best AC system for your home.