Did you know that as much as half of your energy costs are simply from heating and cooling your home? If you have a central air conditioning unit that is 12 years old or more, you could benefit by replacing it with a model that has earned the Energy Star – perhaps even saving up to 30 per cent on your bills.
Products that proudly display the Energy Star label have been manufactured by strict energy efficiency guidelines and standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Using one of these products not only saves you energy but also significantly enhances the comfort and efficiency of your home; effectively lowering your carbon footprint.
Why Choose an Energy Star-Qualified Air Conditioner?
Central air conditioners that qualify for the Energy Star logo are built to a higher energy efficient standard, which is reflected in their SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. This means they are actually around 15 per cent more efficient than non-Energy Star units, and that percentage increases when compared to older models.
Benefit From a Complete Upgrade
If you want to get the most out of your new central air conditioner, you should consider a complete HVAC upgrade at the same time. This is because your central air conditioner works alongside your blower motor (a vital part of your furnace), which in turns distributes cool air through your ducts. If your heating system is over 15 years old, it is advised that you replace it when introducing a new central air conditioner, as not doing so could mean your new unit won’t perform at its best, losing you some of the benefits you’d otherwise get from this upgrade because of its reliance on the older furnace and blower motor.
Making the Right Choices
If you decide to invest in any new heating and cooling equipment, ensure that you get the most out of your investment by following manufacturer guidelines to ensure its optimal efficiently.
For more information on how you could benefit from the Energy Star program in the Corpus Christi area, contact the experts at Bodine-Scott today.