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New AC Units Are More Energy Efficient

Posted On: July 7, 2015

Air conditioning accounts for a huge percentage of the monthly utility bills. In fact, Americans spend billions of dollars every year on air conditioning. According to the Department of Energy, air conditioning residential and commercial spaces in the U.S. accounts for 5% of all electricity consumption. When properly chosen, however, modern AC units, such as the new Trane air conditioners, can significantly reduce energy consumption and improve comfort and safety. A high efficiency air conditioner is an investment in home comfort and safety.

When conditions become muggy and uncomfortable, shutting off the AC might be the furthest thing from people’s mind. However, due to the high cost of running the AC unit, it would be a good idea to make it more energy efficient while it is on. Everyone loves air-conditioning during the scorching summer months. However, when it comes time to pay the utility bills, many people are left feeling depressed and angry with themselves.

What Is Wrong With Older AC Units?

The older AC units were appalling energy guzzlers, just as those old, rusty cars seen on the road are gas-guzzlers. An air conditioning system is a major expense that most homeowners do not plan for, even if there are visible signs of a failing system. Postponement and delays are understandable; however, at some point, it makes little sense to continue spending money on repairs and replacements for an old AC system that has already outlived its lifespan.

How Are Newer AC Units More Efficient?

People who need some reassurance that they are making a wise investment when they purchase the new Trane air conditioners should take it from the U.S. Department of Energy. The advantages of buying a new Energy Star AC unit are varied, numerous, and downright impressive.

AC systems are rated according to their SEER ratings. Older systems have ratings of six or less, while the minimum SEER rating allowed today is 13. According to the Department of Energy, this disparity means that new systems can use 20% to 40% less energy than systems that are only 10 years old.

Homeowners should also consider how long it would take to recoup their investment in a new air conditioning system. For many, it takes only a few years, especially if they ensure that their ductwork is secure and sound and their home is well insulated.

Modern high efficiency AC systems feature variable speed motors that work to remove impurities from the air and ensure consistent airflow. This means that homeowners are likely to enjoy better air quality and more regulated temperatures. They also operate quietly, as opposed to older systems.

In addition to running more efficiently at a cheaper cost, new AC systems are also leaving their mark on the environment. They are a greener, safer form of cooling. Homeowners looking to upgrade their cooling system should consider investing in a high efficiency Trane air conditioner.

To learn more on the benefits of installing an energy efficient air conditioning unit, SOS XTREME Comfort® will gladly answer any questions that you might have. SOS XTREME Comfort® is available 24/7 and our quality service is guaranteed. Stay cool while saving money this summer and give us a call today!

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