Summer heat is here in the Peachtree City area, and utility bills are starting to climb as homeowners turn on their air-conditioning (A/C) systems. If you are tired of paying the high cost of cooling your home with an inefficient A/C system, investing in high-efficiency A/C upgrades may be your answer.
Because HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems are investments that last for many years, you can expect to see significant improvements in the comfort that modern air conditioning equipment can provide. Thanks to technological advances, you need a much smaller unit to cool the same area. This leads to overall savings on the up-front cost of high-efficiency A/C upgrades, when compared to buying a unit that is the same size as your old one. You’ll want to talk to an installation professional at Powers Heating & Air to ensure that you get a correctly sized A/C upgrade for your home, as well as maximize your efficiency and avoid issues with humidity.
High-efficiency A/C upgrades save you money while saving energy. How much savings depends on a few factors, including the age of your old A/C system. Homeowners replacing a system from the 1970s can end up using up to 50 percent less energy with a modern high-efficiency system. Even if your old system is only a decade old, you can still see a reduction of 20 to 40 percent off your energy costs when you choose a high-efficiency upgrade. Over the life of the new high-efficiency A/C system, you can use your utility bill savings to reduce or even pay back the cost of the new system.
When looking for high-efficiency A/C upgrades, look for a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), which measures the cooling output of a system compared to the energy that it consumes during a typical cooling season. Additionally, look at the EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio), which measures the efficiency of the unit when the outdoor temperature reaches a specific temperature. To keep it simple, just look for an Energy Star label. Products with this label are recognized as highly energy efficient, per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
For more information about high-efficiency A/C upgrades or other HVAC issues, contact Powers Heating & Air. We proudly serve residential and commercial customers in Peachtree City and the surrounding areas.
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