If you are installing or replacing an air conditioner, the initial cost may be a key factor in whether or not you purchase a system. However, our experts recommend that you pay a little more attention to the efficiency rating of a system than the initial cost. There are usually financing options available for your AC, and the extra monthly cost of a low-quality system may not be worth the initial savings. Actually, an efficient system can eventually offset the price tag. Learn more about finding the most efficient system for your needs here.
Look for the SEER
Any air conditioning system is required by law to be labeled with a number known as the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), a measure of how much energy a system uses to cool a given space. An air conditioner installed in our area must have a SEER of 13 or greater. More efficient systems can have a SEER around 20, though most are lower than this. A more efficient air conditioning system can save a significant amount of energy from month to month.
Another thing to look out for is the ENERGY STAR label. Any system with the ENERGY STAR seal meets the standards of the U.S. EPA for environmental protection and energy savings.
Contact a Trained Technician
The best way by far to ensure that your new air conditioner runs efficiently is to contact a trained technician for installation or replacement. No matter how efficient your system is, you cannot expect it to run properly if it is not installed right. A unit that is not the right size for your home, too big or too small, will have problems conditioning your home and will use up a lot of energy attempting to do so.
Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning to install your new air conditioning system in Colorado Springs, CO and to help you select the perfect unit for your home.