Does your current air conditioning system require a lot of repairs? Is it costing you a small fortune in energy bills? Do you dread the coming summer season for those reasons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, looking at high-efficiency air conditioning systems could be worth your time. These systems use the latest in HVAC technology to create a highly efficient cooling process that gets solid marks in comfort and energy savings.
Today’s A/C systems are rated according to the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which determines how effectively it uses energy to cool air. Today, air conditioners must meet the minimum standard of SEER 13, and high-efficiency models run from SEER 16 to 23. Basically a homeowner sees more savings with higher-rated systems, so as the SEER rating increases, so does energy savings.
The payoff is quick for homeowners who upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioning system and live in a climate that has a long cooling season, such as Sacramento. That’s because the A/C runs throughout much of the day and for longer periods of time from mid-spring to late fall. Therefore, paying more for a higher SEER system that consumes less energy results in a quicker return on your investment.
Electricity rates also impact how much money you’ll save. Using a high-efficiency system in areas where electricity rates are particularly high also translates into big savings right off the bat.
Because the A/C is not the only component that affects energy use, it’s best to have an expert evaluate your entire system. Other components, such as the air handler and ductwork, impact how much energy the system consumes.
Have high-efficiency air conditioning systems got your attention? Investing now can mean big savings for years to come. The experts at All Year have been servicing and installing efficient systems for Sacramento-area homeowners for more than 40 years. Contact us anytime with your questions. We can point you in the right direction.
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