5 Ways an Efficient Air Conditioner Pays Off

Wondering if a newer, high-efficiency air conditioner is worth the effort it for your home or business? Consider that a highly efficient air conditioner typically has a SEER rating of at least 14.5 in order to qualify for the coveted Energy Star label. Your savings begin the moment you make the purchase! If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should replace your outdated air conditioner with a newer, more efficient model, here are just a few more ways it can pay off:

1. Improved energy costs
Since high-efficiency air conditioners use a lot less energy than older models, you’ll notice a big improvement in your monthly energy bills. To estimate how much you could save, know that there is a direct correlation between the SEER rating and the energy efficiency of the A/C unit. Basically, the higher the SEER number, the lower your fuel bill.

2. Improved output
A high-efficiency air conditioner will likely offer energy efficiency features to handle varying conditions in your home. For instance, a variable speed air handler will adjust its speed to conditions in your home, and usually run at a lower, more continuous speed. This uses less energy than single-speed systems that only run at full blast, and also does a better job of providing balanced cooling and humidity control.

3. Long-lasting
Lower-efficiency air conditioners have to work much harder to deliver the same cooling as newer models. High-efficiency units have built-in cycling controls that maximize output while minimizing energy use. This translates into a longer operating life, as long as regular maintenance is performed to ensure it continues to run smoothly. Instead of waiting for your existing air conditioner to break down, replace it now with something new that will be more reliable.

4. Freon free
Freon has been frozen out of the world of refrigerants. The U.S. EPA has implemented a 22-year plan to phase out Freon entirely. You will get a head start on this plan when you invest in a new high-efficiency air conditioner that uses the more environmentally-friendly refrigerant, R410a.

5. Quieter
New air conditioner designs incorporate housing that manages quieter operation. Instead of having to turn up the volume on the TV every time you want to enjoy cooler temperatures, you’ll be able to enjoy whisper-quiet air conditioning operation.

If you’re interested in converting to a more efficient air conditioner and saving more money and hassle in the long run, give Albuquerque’s trusted air conditioning experts at Thompson Heating and Air Conditioning a call today!