Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for heating and cooling your home by circulating cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. Air conditioners can improve comfort by making the air less humid. However, if outdoor temperatures are too high or there’s an oversized unit installed, it may not reach desired humidity levels, which could lead you to a problem. A central air conditioner’s average “lifespan” is about 15 to 20 years.
The first step to choosing a new central heating system is deciding on a price range that fits with what you’re looking to spend.
- You must consider the size of your home when purchasing a new ac unit – a larger home will need a more powerful furnace than a small one.
- Condition of your ducting system and whether the insulation is adequate.
- The SEER rating tells you how much energy is needed to provide a specific cooling output. Many newer systems have ratings as high as 26. However, the higher the SEER rating, the higher the cost of the ac unit will be.
Central AC Energy Efficiency
To save energy, look for an air conditioner with these features. A variable speed system allows you to control the temperature while quiet operation keeps your house cool without making too much noise or wasting electricity. The filter check light will remind you that it’s time to change old filters after a certain number of hours of use, so they don’t block airflow properly and cause malfunctions in other parts of the machine!
The Trane multi-stage cooling systems provide precision control, limit temperature spikes and keep energy costs down. For example, their TruComfort™ technology automatically adjusts temperature while maintaining speeds to avoid frequent ambient swings that can instantly make you sleepy or hot! The XV20i system is rated up 22 SEER with 750 stages of comfort for ultimate climate control max efficiency; it’ll be your new best friend on those hot summer days.
The SEER ratings of home central air conditioners are a measure for how efficient they are. Systems with high values can cool your house much more quickly and efficiently than older models.
The newer, more efficient air conditioners can save you 20% – 40%. Even if your AC is 10 years old or older, it may be time for an upgrade!
Once you’ve determined your budget, it’s time to decide on the type of system you want. We offer a variety of products that can fit any budget and are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Schedule your free in-home consultation today to learn more