A new AC installation might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re looking for ways to trim your household budget. When you consider that 27 percent of residential energy costs in Florida go towards air conditioning, it starts to make sense. Purchasing a high-efficiency AC system lets you pay less on energy bills while enhancing your cooling comfort. Explore all the ways a new air conditioning installation from Del-Air can save you money.
An Evolution of Savings
Whole-house air conditioning systems were considered a high-end luxury when first introduced in Florida during the post-war building boom of the 1950s. Homebuilders soon discovered they could make central AC more affordable by ditching architectural features like thick walls and wide eaves that provided natural cooling. In warm-weather areas like sunny Florida, this cost-cutting approach to home design made AC systems absolutely essential to indoor comfort.
Rising energy costs prompted HVAC manufacturers to focus on creating products that cost less to operate. Industry-wide standards established a way to measure energy efficiency. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) compares the system’s cooling output with its energy usage. The higher the SEER rating, the more you’ll save on utility bills. Today, replacing an outdated air conditioner with a modern cooling system could reduce your energy use by up to 50 percent
Technological innovations have changed the way that modern air conditioning systems operate. Instead of the traditional on-and-off operation, you can enjoy an even delivery of refreshingly cool air and still save money. Here are a few of the features that elevate your comfort and lower your energy expenses.
- Multi-stage compressors run at full power on the hottest days of the year. The rest of the time, they operate at a lower setting that saves you money without impacting your comfort.
- AC systems with variable-speed blowers adjust airflow to correspond with your cooling needs. Eliminating stop-and-go operation improves comfort and saves money too.
- Smart thermostats use algorithms to “learn” your temperature preferences. Wi-Fi models let you track your energy usage from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Improvements in AC Installation
When it comes to the cooling capacity of your new AC system, size matters. Oversized systems suffer from frequent on-and-off cycling, which wastes energy and your money. Undersized air conditioners will run continually, trying without success to cool your entire home. The professionals at Del-Air conduct a cooling load calculation on your home to determine the ideal size for your new system. We position the equipment for optimal operation so that your home stays cool and comfortable without wasting energy.
Reducing the amount of energy you use with a new AC system helps keep your household budget under control. Compound your savings with an air conditioning installation from Del-Air. From our best-price guarantee to our money-saving coupons, we go above and beyond to ensure you get the most from your investment in cooling comfort. To explore your options, schedule a free consultation with the energy-saving experts at Del-Air today.