There comes a time when any air conditioning system has to be replaced. Often, homeowners don’t replace their AC systems until they break down completely. But replacing the system ahead of this circumstance can save you a lot of trouble and greatly reduce your energy bills. If your older air conditioner is on its last legs, we highly recommend calling for a replacement before it stops cooling entirely. Here’s why.
Why Choose High-Efficiency Air Conditioners
As you may have guessed, high-efficiency air conditioners are a bit pricier than those with lower efficiency ratings. However, the cost of operation is greatly reduced. Often, the energy savings go on to offset the initial cost. The equipment used to manufacture a high-efficiency AC system performs just as well as any other air conditioner, but helps reduce your environmental impact and your bills while doing so. A high-efficiency system may even last longer and need fewer repairs.
How to Locate a High-Efficiency Air Conditioner
Whole-home air conditioning systems are rated using the SEER system (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). Any air conditioner installed in our area must have a SEER of at least 13. But the most efficient AC units have a SEER of 16 or higher. These are often also marked by the ENERGY STAR seal, the EPA’s label of approval of the performance and energy-efficiency of that system.
But locating an energy-efficient AC system isn’t the only step in saving on monthly energy costs. A professional must measure your home and decide what sized system is the right choice. Additionally, your installer will likely recommend that you join an annual maintenance program which can make sure your unit stays in the best shape possible for years to come.
Allow our skilled professionals to install your new high-efficiency air conditioning equipment in the Coeur d’Alene area. ACI Northwest is here to help in your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice!