The hot summer months are almost here in the Tampa Bay area, which means that it’s time for our air conditioners to be turned on again. But if your air conditioner is approaching the end of its life span, you may want to consider upgrading to a new high-efficiency air-conditioning system. A high-efficiency air conditioner is an exceptional option when it comes to cooling your home. While these systems can be a bit more costly at initial purchase than other systems, the efficient way in which they consume energy will save you energy via lower utility bills immediately, and help you cut the amount you pay on your bills in the long run. It won’t take more than four to five years for a high-efficiency air conditioner to pay for itself.
An air conditioner’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) score is the most reliable way to determine how energy-efficient the unit is. Generally, high-efficiency air conditioners have SEER scores somewhere in the range of 16 to 23. According toEnergy Star’s facts on air conditioners, systems that fall in this range consume energy 14 percent more efficiently than standard air-conditioning systems. By choosing a high-efficiency air-conditioning system and adding it to your heating and cooling system, you can reduce the amount of energy your home consumes by 30 to 40 percent.
High-efficiency air-conditioning systems give you the ability to offset out-of-control energy prices, and will help you stay comfortable in the hot summer months at the same time.
High-efficiency air-conditioning systems can also increase the air-quality levels in your household. The EPA states that low indoor air quality ranks among the top five health risks to the general public. High-efficiency systems are far superior to standard air conditioners at removing dust, pollen and other pollutants from the air.
There are numerous benefits to selecting a high-efficiency air-conditioning system. Perhaps most importantly, they reduce the amount you pay on your utility bills, and give you a very comfortable environment to live in. If your home could benefit from a new air conditioner, please contact the professionals at ABS Air Conditioning Company for further assistance