Your older air conditioner may have lost some efficiency over the years, so a new air conditioner can help you save money right away. In fact, your old system may not have had an efficiency rating as high as those available on the market today. Because standards for efficiency have changed in the U.S. in recent years, you may be able to find a new air conditioner that saves you hundreds every year. Look for a system with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and the ENERGY STAR seal.
If you currently use a manual thermostat to control the temperature in your home, you may not get the comfort or efficiency you need. These models are rarely accurate, and you may end up setting the temperature one or two degrees too high or low, so that you and your family members are never comfortable. And if it’s set too low, you may spend more on cooling costs than is necessary. While you may keep your old thermostat during AC replacement, purchasing a digital model means greater accuracy, and a programmable thermostat gives you the ability to set the temperature ahead of time for comfort and efficiency.
Another upgrade you may consider during air conditioning replacement is zone control. Upgrading to a zone control system involves the installation of dampers throughout the ductwork, each of which is controlled with its own thermostat. This is especially helpful in larger homes with uneven temperatures, or in homes where family members often have different temperature needs. Or you may choose to use zone control to save money by shutting off the air in areas of the home that go unused throughout the day.
For upgrades and more information about air conditioning replacement in Phoenix, call Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning today!