These days it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut back on their spending. The initial investment in a new air conditioner may not seem like a cost-effective decision, but you’d be surprised to see how high-efficiency air conditioning systems can benefit you over the long run. Here’s how upgrading your cooling equipment will pay you back in full.
The whole purpose of your air conditioning system is to keep you and your family cool and comfortable throughout our hot Kansas City summers. Energy-efficient air conditioners are capable of improving cooling efficiency up to 40 percent higher than typical models on the market just 10 years ago. They also provide more balanced cooling, while offering superior humidity control and air filtration.
Another benefit of a high-efficiency air conditioner is its ability to save you money. Simply put, these appliances do a much better job of converting electricity into cooling than older models could ever manage. For the most savings, look for air conditioning equipment with a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) number of 16 or higher. This number shows how much cool air the air conditioner can produce per the energy units that go into running it (over the cooling season). The higher the SEER number, the better.
Peace of mind
Currently, the federal minimum SEER number for new central A/C systems is 13, and Energy Star-labeled units begin at 14. With a high-efficiency air conditioner, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that you’re doing your part to keep the environment healthy for future generations.
For more expert advice on choosing an energy-efficient air conditioner, contact the professionals at Overland Park Heating & Cooling. We’ve been serving the Greater Kansas City area since 1983.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).