Energy Efficiency and Cooling Systems
The sweltering summers in Dexter, MO, mean that you need an energy-efficient air conditioning system to provide you with relief. An energy-efficient air conditioner won’t cause your electricity bill to skyrocket during a heatwave. Keep reading to learn which types of air conditioners are the most energy-efficient and what you can do to ensure your air conditioner cools as efficiently as possible.
How Air Conditioner Energy Efficiency Is Rated
Air conditioner energy efficiency is rated with the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) system. SEER ratings range from 10 to 30. In Dexter, you’ll need to look for a unit with a SEER rating of 15 or higher for optimal energy efficiency. Units with these high SEER ratings cost about 30% less to operate compared to a 10-year-old air conditioner with a SEER rating of 10.
Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners
There are many energy-efficient makes and models of air conditioning systems. We install Lennox air conditioners, which have SEER ratings of 16 to 28. The feature that optimizes energy efficiency is the multi-stage compressor. A multi-stage compressor can operate at different levels according to the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures. Lennox models XC20, XC25, and SL28XCV all have multi-stage compressors, SEER ratings of 20 or higher and noise ratings of 71 decibels or lower.
Maintaining Your Air Conditioner’s Energy Efficiency
The SEER ratings of air conditioners are the maximum level of energy efficiency they can achieve. In order for the system to maintain that peak rating, you’ll need to properly care for the system. Check the air filter monthly, and replace it when it’s dirty. Schedule an annual springtime AC tune-up with our trusted HVAC technicians.
Carlos Warren & Son is the trusted air conditioning installation company in Dexter. We’re also available for heating system installations and heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance. Our indoor air quality solutions are designed to help you breathe easier and stay healthy. For more details about which air conditioners are energy efficient, get in touch with us at Carlos Warren & Son as soon as you can.