Heating and cooling a home accounts for 56% of household energy bills. Spring is on its way and with summer starting to come into view of the horizon, its time to evaluate if your central air conditioning system is efficient and working properly to ensure your home stays cool and comfortable. As always, before turning on your central air, be sure to contact your trusted Rhode Island HVAC professional to preform spring maintenance on your central air system.
High Efficiency Central Air Conditioning is measured by SEER. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. When comparing different central air systems, use the SEER rating to determine which of the systems is rated most efficient; the higher the SEER rating, the higher the efficiency level of the unit.
Why Choose a High Efficiency Air Conditioning System?
- Lower Energy Costs: First and foremost, high efficiency air conditioning units are cheaper to run because they use less energy. In some cases switching out an old unit with a SEER unit with a rating of 16 can reduce your monthly energy costs by nearly 50%.
- Rebates: Switching out your old unit with a high efficiency unit could result in government or manufacturer rebates. This can significantly decrease your cost for purchase and installation of your unit; coupled with lower energy bills, a high efficiency unit can save your household some serious cash in the long run.
- Green Friendly: High efficiency units use less energy to produce cool air. This results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions which can be harmful to the environment.
- Total Home Comfort: High efficiency units are designed to keep your home cool and maintain set temperatures more effectively because they remove moisture from the air. This can also reduce mold and mildew buildup within the home resulting in a cleaner environment for your family.
If you are interested in replacing your old central air conditioning unit or are building a new home and are considering a high efficiency unit to cool your new home, contact the HVAC professionals with McKee Energy Solutions.