Energy Efficient Central Air Conditioning

Energy Efficient Central Air Conditioning

Nearly half of your annual energy costs go into heating and cooling your home. Data suggests that if your air conditioning unit is more than 12 years old that replacing it with a new high-efficiency air conditioner could slash your energy consumption by up to 30%. Keep in mind that if your furnace is more than 15 years old, it is probably time to replace it as well. Since your central air-conditioning system uses the blower motor on your furnace, having it replaced is the only way to ensure that you are getting the greatest efficiency from your new air conditioning unit.

True Energy Efficiency Is More Than A Rating

Even with a new energy efficient air conditioner, getting the properly-sized unit is key to getting the most efficiency. If your unit is too large, it will not be capable of removing humidity adequately, and if it is too small, it will not be effective at cooling on the hottest days. Ductwork plays a big role in your overall comfort as well. It too should be configured with proper size and location.

Switching to a high-efficiency model reduces carbon pollution and greenhouse gases. It can also enhance your indoor comfort and reduce your utility bills. Saving energy is good for your wallet and the environment, right?

There are even more points to consider when you’re seeking the greatest return on your high efficiency HVAC investment, and we’ll cover those topics in our next post.

If you’ve been advised to replace your furnace or air conditioning system, we’ll be glad to give you a second opinion – for free. Give us a call today.