As summer continues to approach, your air conditioner will have to work harder to keep your home just as comfortable. As such, it’s wise to think about the state of your HVAC system. A good first step is to schedule an HVAC maintenance inspection to ensure your air conditioner and all of its accompanying elements are working as they should be.
If your air conditioner is nearing the end of its life, now is the time to start thinking about a new HVAC system. When you do, we suggest you look into a high efficiency air conditioner. Below, we’ll get into the advantages of purchasing a modern high efficiency HVAC unit.
- Lower Utility Bills
There’s no denying that the main advantage of owning a high efficiency air conditioner is in its ability to lower your overall utility usage. Not only are you lessening your environmental footprint, but you’re also reaping the financial savings on each monthly energy bill.
When shopping for a new air conditioner, look for a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) above 16. The higher the SEER, the more energy efficient the machine. Because more than 50% of your home energy usage goes to the HVAC system, changing from an 8 SEER to a 16 SEER unit can make a massive difference in your energy costs within a few short years.
- Improved Performance
High efficiency HVAC systems are better designed to control humidity levels than their lower efficiency counterparts. They’re also able to operate for longer periods of time which helps to keep mold from growing. Additionally, more high efficiency units are incorporating variable speed motors to provide better air movement. Superior air flow produces better indoor air quality – something we could all use a little more of!
- Longer Lifespan
As previously mentioned, air conditioners with greater efficiency don’t need to cycle on and off as often as the less efficient machines. This results in fewer repairs during the life of your air conditioner. As long as you hire an HVAC expert to perform regular maintenance (ideally, one to two times per year) your high efficiency air conditioner will last longer than your former less efficient model.
Although a high efficiency HVAC system will undoubtedly cost more than a similar version with lower efficiency, the benefits make it well worth your consideration.
Is your air conditioner having problems functioning like it used to? Don’t wait until the hot days of summer to get your HVAC system checkout. Call (813) 924-3836 or contact Hinton AC and Refrigeration online.