Air conditioning offers comfort, climate control and an environment where you can work or relax. Most of your office hardware and home computers, laptops and other electronic appliances are more effective in a climate controlled environment. Electronic items last longer if they are used in a dustproof area with moderated temperatures. Temperature control removes humidity, dust, pollutants, odor and smoke. Some patented technologies have special filters that eliminate potentially pathogenic bacteria, molds and virus from the air. But air conditioning adds to your fuel bills. Every year an average American family is estimated to spend about $2200 on energy bills alone. About 50% of that amount is probably spent on heating and cooling the home. How would you like to reduce that figure by 40%?
If you have an older version air conditioning system installed in your home, you are probably paying more for your heating and cooling. Modern systems are far more energy efficient, use more eco-friendly components and can save you hundreds of dollars every year in fuel savings. Consider this fact, if your AC unit dates back to the 80s, the new comfort systems that are on the market could consume 30-50% less energy than your existing model. The hybrid versions, ductless heat pumps are some ways in which you can receive efficient heating and cooling at much lower costs.
Before installing a new air conditioning unit, you should remember that the efficiency of the unit does not depend on the SEER alone. SEER or seasonal energy efficiency ratio, denotes the performance of the unit. A SEER of 13 is reasonably efficient. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit is. Other factors affect the performance of your AC unit.
One of the main things to remember is to match your AC unit to the size of your home. Initial cost, performance, efficiency and durability will depend on:
The floor space of your home and number of windows and their alignment
The shade your home receives on windows, walls, roof
Insulation of the roof, ceilings and walls
How much air can potentially leak in to the home from outside
The heat that appliances and occupants in your home may generate
An oversized unit will cost more initially and also cycle on and off more frequently reducing its efficiency and not dehumidify effectively. Your HVAC professionals can give you the best advice on installation or repair of air conditioning. Phoenix AZ residents can call their local HVAC technicians for assistance in all their heating and cooling needs.
Air Conditioning Phoenix AZ – For the right sizing and energy efficient air conditioning, Phoenix AZ based Arizona Refrigeration Service Inc. are the professionals you can rely on. Call them today!