The average homeowner spends about $1,000 per year for heating and cooling, which is nearly half the total utility expense. If the central air conditioning unit is over 12 years old then replacing it with an Energy Star model could cut cooling cost by about 30%.
Energy Star Air Conditioning
To earn the Energy Star rating, all products must meet strict energy efficiency guidelines put in place by the US EPA. Consumers who choose Energy Star certified heating and cooling systems enjoy more efficient temperature control and lower utility bills. In addition to a better performing system, enjoy knowing that you are helping to protect the environment by reducing harmful carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses produced.
Energy Star rated central air conditioners have higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy efficiency ratio (EER) ratings which make them more efficient than other models.
Since the central air conditioner requires a blower motor, typically part of the furnace, it may be necessary to replace the furnace for optimum efficiency. Replacing the furnace is especially recommended if it is more than 15 years old. This way, both units are compatible and you won’t be spending more money in the long run by replacing only one or the other which may require additional labor to make both components work efficiently together.
The best way to enjoy a highly-efficient heating and cooling system is to purchase both the furnace and central air conditioning unit as a packaged system that is designed to work together. Connecting a new, Energy Star air conditioner to an old furnace will not perform efficiently.
Appliance Parts Today has served DIY central air repair customers since March of 2003. The local air conditioning parts supplier welcomes the general public while others will only do business with licensed contractors. Appliance Parts Today offers a large line of replacement parts for home appliance repair and air conditioning repair. Their friendly staff will also answer questions and provide technical advice to ensure a more successful DIY AC repair experience