Central air conditioners function best when sized and installed correctly. Save Home Heat Company will ensure this is properly done, with a broad range of products to satisfy most any budget.
Please review these tips as you consider a new or replacement air conditioner for your home:
The minimum efficiency rating (higher is better) of new air conditioners is currently 13 SEER, which is much more efficient than many models installed from 1980 to 2006. Back in the '80s, 10 SEER rated air conditioners were considered fairly high efficiency, and 12 and 14 SEER units were top of the line. We've come along way, baby! Efficiency ratings as high as 25 SEER are now available.
Effectiveness and Comfort
A properly sized and installed air conditioner can make a huge improvement in the comfort level in your home. It doesn’t have to work poorly! And while it may seem counter-intuitive, a smaller system is often what your home needs to cool better. Proper airflow is the key. During the installation process, we typically modify the sheet metal surrounding the furnace to improve air movement through the duct system.
Old outdoor air conditioners are typically loud. We offer models that operate at greatly reduced decibel levels, which can dramatically reduce the impact on you and your neighbors.
Variable Output Levels
Air conditioners are now available with two-stage and modulating output levels. This equipment is highly efficient and can significantly improve comfort levels by more evenly distributing the cold air in your home. Customers often complain that parts of their home don’t cool well, or that they freeze in certain areas and boil in others. By delivering air at a reduced output level for a longer period of time, modulating, or variable output equipment can eliminate or reduce these issues.
The longer run-times associated with two-stage and variable output systems also allows your air filter more time to do a better job cleaning your indoor air.
Of special note to Colorado Front Range homeowners, two-stage and variable output air conditioners are the best central AC choice for our widely varying climate and temperatures. With this type of equipment, the system works at full cooling capacity only when the weather demands it. On days when the sun is not blasting quite as hot, you pay less to run your air conditioner because it isn't working as hard to get the job done. Quieter, and lighter on your electric bill!
New air conditioning systems use R-410a refrigerant, which is considered much less harmful to the atmosphere in the unlikely event of a system leak. Newer systems are also more efficient, meaning less energy is consumed and the environmental impact is reduced. The metal and copper from your old air conditioner system will be recycled.
Significant utility company and manufacturer rebates are often available on certain higher efficiency systems.
Energy Savings Calculator
Courtesy of Lennox Industries
If you're looking for a way to see approximately how much you're spending and how much you can save, try out the Lennox Energy Savings Calculator.
- By toggling in the upper right corner of the calculator, you can look at either heating or cooling modes.
- In the middle portion of the calculator (see: *BASED ON), you can specify the state or region you live in.
- The slide bar on the bottom half of the calculator screen allows you to dial in the efficiency of a new system that you are considering purchasing.
- By clicking 'Customize to Your Home' at the bottom, you can program into the calculation the efficiency of your current system, as well your current unit cost for energy.
If you would like assistance using the Energy Savings Calculator, please contact our office and our staff will put you in touch with our in-house website specialist, from our marketing department.
The Save Home Heat Advantage
Save Home Heat Company has been installing central air conditioners for over 35 years. Our sales team will guide you to the product that best fits your goals. We'll size the system properly, construct the sheet metal surrounding your furnace for optimal airflow, and install the system to meet local and national codes. The quote is free and we will never pressure you to ‘sign now!’