Are your energy bills getting larger each summer when your AC is working hard to keep you cool at home? If you answered yes, it might be time to upgrade to a new, more energy-efficient central AC system. As you can see below, the facts speak for themselves that switching to a new AC system may be a smart decision to help you keep your cool about energy bills and comfortable at home all summer long.

Learn what your AC system’s SEER rating and how it can help you save.

SEER is acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which is a number that indicates how much electricity is required to remove a given amount of heat from an indoor space. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient an AC system is. The most energy-efficient systems have SEER ratings as high as 25 but older AC systems — with SEER ratings of 10 and under — are still in use today. A 20-year-old air conditioning system could be using up to 6 kWh of electricity to cool an average-sized house but a newer AC system with a better SEER rating could cool the same space using as little as 1.71 kWh of electricity

Find out what your current AC system’s SEER rating is and use this chart to see the estimated electricity savings you could make by getting a new, higher SEER rated AC system.

You ensure that the AC system you have is correctly sized to cool your home.

Oversized central AC systems result in shorter cycles that prevent proper dehumidification, making your house feel cool but clammy. Undersized AC systems are overworked to cool any spaces, potentially causing premature wear and tear, overheating and a not-very-cool house on hot summer days. By getting a new AC system installed by professional technicians, they will make sure that it is properly sized and installed to make the most of its efficiency.

Enjoy a quieter, whole-house cooling experience.

Using the latest technologies, new central AC systems generate only 68 decibels of sound, which is approximately 1/20th of the noise generated by older AC systems.

You won’t need to worry about replacing AC refrigerant.

A lot of older central AC systems still run on R22 refrigerant; an ozone depleting refrigerant being phased out of production which is illegal in the US as of 2020. If your older system develops a leak, you’ll need to upgrade to a system using a more environmentally safe refrigerant, R410A. However, all new central AC systems run on R4120A.

Your local Hoffman Energy team are here to help with any of your new central AC system questions and they will get it installed fast to help you save on energy costs. Contact us today to learn more about our AC systems and services.