All new air conditioner units are given a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. This rating can be between one and sixteen, with sixteen being the most efficient of all. Air conditioner manufacturers use advanced cooling technology along with variable speed fans to reduce the amount of energy that is being used and reduce the amount of work that the unit has to do. In the past, condensers were very small and fans had to run constantly in order to keep your house cool. Now air conditioners are able to monitor themselves and adjust their speeds or cycle on and off to maintain indoor temperatures without constantly running your power bill up. The top 25% most efficient air conditioners earn the Energy Star rating for their performance.
Saving You Money
While you are out shopping for your new air conditioner, you need to be on the look for Energy Star rated units first and be aware of how large your unit needs to be to keep your home cool. A unit that is too small will be over worked and never take advantage of all the efficiency features built into it. On the other hand, a larger unit than necessary will draw too much energy whenever it’s operating even if it is shutting off more often. The right high efficiency air conditioner will be Energy Star rated and designed for the correct square footage for your house. Depending on the efficiency of your old air conditioner, this can save you up to 42% on your monthly power bill, and you may be eligible for tax breaks at the end of the year for purchasing environmentally friendly appliances.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Since your new high efficiency air conditioner will be monitoring itself closely and cycling on and off as needed, there will be a noticeable reduction in the wear and tear that the internal components take during normal operation. In the past, air conditioning units stayed on constantly and the gears and compressors wore out on a regular basis requiring costly repairs. Today you can expect your unit to need very little maintenance other than keeping the filter clean and clear of debris.
A high efficiency air conditioner that fits your house is a great way for you to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. Start by figuring out the total square footage of the area you are trying to cool and then look for air conditioners with a SEER rating of twelve or above to take advantage of the Energy Star cost savings.
For more information about choosing the right air conditioner for your home, contact Climate Experts today or visit their website to learn about the most recommended air conditioning products on the market.