In Arizona, the summers are unforgiving. Is your air conditioning prepared? During the summer the only thing more important than a good sunscreen is a properly working, energy efficient air conditioning unit. Air conditioning units are used so frequently through the summer months that this can be a big financial drain, sometimes costing more than you are willing and able to pay. If you’re looking to save some green this summer, there are several options.
Air conditioning unit efficiency is measured by the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), which rates energy use for different types and brands of air conditioning equipment. You can think of SEER ratings like a vehicle’s miles per gallon (MPG) – the higher the rating, the more efficient the unit, and the more money you save! In fact, some power companies consider a minimum SEER rating of 13 as being energy efficient, and some even offer rebates for this SEER rating or higher. No matter what the SEER rating, you could still be wasting energy and money if it’s not properly installed.
Proper selection, installation and maintenance
Choosing the right air conditioning system for your house and then having it installed properly is very important. If the unit is not the right size for your house, it could have a shorter equipment life, costing you more money in the long run to replace it. Improper installation and malfunctioning equipment can lead to a higher energy bill. Just as regular maintenance helps your car perform better, regular maintenance on your air conditioner helps prolong the life of the unit and keep you cooler. For example, if the ducts on your air conditioning system are leaking, you could suffer from poor indoor air quality, uneven temperatures and drafts. Systems that aren’t the right fit for your house, that are installed incorrectly or not well-maintained can result in poor air flow and humidity control and uneven cooling.
Call in the experts
You can avoid these pitfalls by working with a qualified and experienced air conditioning specialist like Chas Roberts. A true professional will be able to recommend a system that suits your lifestyle and budget and is energy efficient, and will be able to install it properly. Do something good for the environment and your wallet. Schedule an appointment online today or call (602) 328-5066 in the Phoenix area or (520) 618-1884 in Tucson