Central air conditioners are more efficient than room air conditioners. To save money and reduce utility bills, it is best to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner and reduce your central air conditioner's energy use. The average home’s air conditioning system consumes more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. In many Southern California homes that is roughly half the household’s annual usage.
If your AC system is older or not working as well as it used to, you might choose to replace the outdoor condenser with a modern, high-efficiency unit. The new compressor must be properly matched to the indoor evaporator coil. Considering recent changes in refrigerants and air conditioning designs, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests it may be wiser to replace the entire system.
“Today's best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid-1970s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.”
Proper installation and sizing are the key elements in obtaining proper air conditioner efficiency. When a system too large for the home is installed the machine will not adequately remove humidity. When a system is too small the home will not be able to reach a comfortable temperature on the hot summer days or in the cold winter days. Improper duct installation, equipment location, and lack of insulation will greatly diminish efficiency. You will choose your AC based on its efficiency and with SoCal Airflow Pros our installation designs make sure you get what you paid for.
Most heating and AC company’s installations are missing many of the most important parts of systems efficiency and longevity. When an old system is replaced the electricity bills will always drop, although we see it too often that the bills go back up within just a few years. Our engineering designs solve this problem and maintain low utility bills. Our duct system designs solve the problem of rooms that are too hot or too cold while the rest of the home is comfortable. If you are tired of a heater that is too hot, an AC that cost too much to run, or a system that is too noisy schedule an appointment and let us show you the future of comfort.