Home A/C Efficiency — How Does Your Current SEER Compare To New High-Efficiency Models?

Home A/C Efficiency — How Does Your Current SEER Compare To New High-Efficiency Models?

Home A/C Efficiency — How Does Your Current SEER Compare To New High-Efficiency Models?

Las Vegas Air Conditioning

Home A/C Efficiency — How Does Your Current SEER Compare To New High-Efficiency Models?

Las Vegas Air Conditioning

home a/c efficiency, Las Vegas, NevadaIf you’re thinking about upgrading your air conditioner, efficiency is likely at the forefront of your mind. New higher-efficiency models outperform older models by using technology that improves energy savings and comfort, and they’re worth the investment.

To investigate A/C efficiency, you’ll need to become familiar with the seasonal energy efficiency ratio, a rating system developed by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. The SEER rating of any air conditioner expresses its output over a cooling season compared to the amount of electricity required.

The government has set minimum standards for A/C efficiency, and since 2006, all air conditioners have had to be rated at least SEER 13. If you’re upgrading an old, inefficient system, and you have a SEER 8 model, you’ll gain considerable savings just by choosing a SEER 13 unit.

High-efficiency systems, however, begin at SEER 16, which could double your energy savings potential. These systems can achieve higher ratings because they use:

  • Improved coil design to maximize refrigerant use
  • Thermal expansion valves, which precisely meter just enough refrigerant on a minute-by-minute basis
  • Two-stage cooling, using compressors that run at two speeds (low speed for milder temperatures and high speed for extreme temperatures)
  • Variable-speed air handlers, which deliver Las Vegas air Conditioning at multiple speeds. With this feature, your A/C will be able to better dehumidify the air and produce consistently even home temperatures.

Other features that can boost savings and comfort include a fan-only and/or an automatic-delay fan switch.

You’ll also want to investigate the energy efficiency ratios of the air conditioners you’re looking at. It’s another ratings system, but EER expresses efficiency at higher temperatures (above 95 degrees) and higher humidity (above 50 percent).

Consider efficiency ratings as you compare units, and look for comfort features in order to maximize your investment. For more information, contact Las Vegas Air Conditioning. We have served homeowners in Nevada since 2002.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about air conditioners and other HVAC topics, .

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