For centuries people have searched for ways to stay cool. Throughout this long history of survival tactics and scientific experiments, the past decade has delivered incredibly accelerated progress. Air conditioners are smaller, more energy efficient, and even better for the environment. Advances like these haven’t been made since Benjamin Franklin’s experiments with evaporation and alcohol, and Willis Haviland Carrier’s successful use of water-filled coils to produce cool air, between 1758 and 1902.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that 80% of American households have air conditioning systems. These systems are quieter and more efficient than in the past, and operate with refrigerant free from chlorine. If you haven’t upgraded your A/C, it may be time to make science’s cooling trailblazers proud and switch to a more effective system.
How is A/C efficiency measured?
Air conditioning efficiency is measured by using a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) where the higher the SEER rating, the better the efficiency. Top high-efficiency A/C equipment has a 20 SEER rank or higher. Advancements in A/C technology, such as system synced wall thermostats, give most new cooling systems ENERGY STAR® approval.
What are the benefits of a high-efficiency upgrade?
New gains in technology offer valuable perks beyond keeping your family comfortable this summer. When you upgrade you will:
- Save on annual cooling costs
- Reduce the risk of equipment failure
- Reduce emissions
- Improve home comfort
So, where should you start?
If you are not sure about your air conditioning system, a technician can help. Here are a few things to consider before you upgrade:
- Is your cooling system more than 15 years old? You may be able to save up to 50% if you upgrade.
- Does your A/C still use R22 refrigerant? An upgrade will make it environmentally safer.
- You may be able to save space with a smaller, but just as powerful, model.
Upgrade to a high-efficiency A/C system now and enjoy long term rewards for years to come. Contact us to learn more.