One major benefit of installing a high-efficiency A/C in your Dayton area home is the energy savings. The amount you save on energy each month is a return on the money you invested to install the system, so your new air conditioner should pay for itself over time. Energy savings aren’t the only benefit, however. Here are a few more advantages to high-efficiency A/C:
- Less impact on the environment: Reduced energy use allows a high-efficiency A/C to lower the carbon footprint of the household it serves. This equipment also utilizes environmentally friendlier R-410A refrigerant, which does not reduce the ozone layer as the older R-22 refrigerant does. R-410A refrigerant is safe to use, and does not affect the ozone layer (though it does add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere).
- Reduced repair needs: High-efficiency typically means high quality, and with a higher quality system, you’ll experience fewer breakdowns and fewer calls for service. Annual maintenance should keep your equipment running smoothly for many years, while making sure it’s operating at the efficiency levels you expect.
- More convenient equipment: High-efficiency systems have expanded features that can improve your air conditioning experience. Many models feature quiet operation, and offer features that alert you of system care needs, such as when it’s time to change the filter.
- Better comfort: Not only does a high-efficiency model reduce costs, it improves comfort. Enhanced features such as variable speed fans allow for better control over temperature fluctuations, keeping your comfort steady while operating at maximum efficiency according to your home’s need.
When purchasing a new high-efficiency A/C, you’ll want to make sure it’s properly sized for your home to ensure efficient operation. Air conditioners that are undersized or too large do not operate as efficiently because they either cannot handle a home’s cooling load, or provide too much cooling power, cycling on and off frequently. Both scenarios use more energy than necessary.
Ready to reap the benefits of a new high-efficiency A/C? Please contact us at Detmer and Sons, Inc. for more information. We’ve been serving the Dayton-Springfield area since 1978.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about high efficiency A/C systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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