Reasons to Invest in an Energy-Efficient AC
Now that it’s officially summertime, many of us are starting to give more thought to our air conditioners. If your AC is on the older side or isn’t keeping you as cool as it used to, you should consider new air conditioner installation.
But don’t just buy the first AC model you can find—be sure to shop around and purchase an energy-efficient system. Keep reading to learn a few of the top reasons to invest in an energy-efficient air conditioner.
It goes without saying that the first reason to buy an energy-efficient AC is to save energy! Although the energy usage will vary depending on the model and size of your new unit, it’s sure to use much less than your current one. Be sure to shop for a unit with an Energy Star label to get the greatest savings.
The less energy your AC uses, the more money you’ll save each month on your electric bill. Many factors affect the total savings, but you could cut your energy bill by as much as 25 percent. Your new system will pay for itself in no time.
Helps the environment
Assuming it runs on a refrigerant called Freon, your old air conditioner has a massive carbon footprint. Today’s energy-efficient systems use new refrigerants called R32 and R410, which are much better for the ecosystem than Freon. Talk to your installation professional to see which refrigerant your new system uses.
Improve indoor air quality
You might not realize it, but your indoor air quality can suffer if your home has an older air conditioner. New ACs have advanced air filters that are much better at trapping contaminants from entering the air, and they even help reduce your indoor humidity. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to change those filters every month or so.
With new air conditioner installation, you can rest easy knowing that your system will last for 15 to 20 years before it needs to be replaced again. This is much longer than air conditioners used to last. Of course, you’ll need to hire a professional to inspect it and perform some routine maintenance each spring to prolong its lifespan.
Provides better temperature control
New energy-efficient air conditioners also make it easier to control the temperature in your home, and you can even set timers for your AC to turn on and off at certain points in the day. You’ll both be more comfortable and save more money with greater temperature control.
We can install your new AC system
It’s important to remember air conditioner installation should only be left to the pros. But don’t just call anyone to install your energy-efficient system—be sure to hire our pros at Ashley Brothers Heating & Cooling. We provide fast and reliable service to ensure you stay cool all summer long.
Get in touch with us today to get an estimate for installation or to learn a little bit more about all of our services.