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Our Top 3 Tips on Lowering Your Heat Bill this Winter

Published December 7, 2021

By Quality Contracting Electrical & HVAC


Our Top 3 Tips on Lowering Your Heat Bill this Winter

While an air conditioner’s main purpose is to cool your home, there are many additional benefits they can provide. New air conditioners are equipped with the latest technology and settings to better serve you and your home. If you are considering replacing your air conditioner, we will detail the many advantages of a new AC unit in this article.

Upgrade Your Cooling System!

A new air conditioner can help battle the Virginia heat and effectively cool your home. Below are 6 ways a new AC unit can benefit your home.

  • Improve Comfort
  • Increase Energy Efficiency
  • Lower Utility Bills
  • Benefit The Environment
  • Better Air Quality
  • Reduce Stress and Repairs

Improve Comfort

Older air conditioning units can struggle to cool every area of your home. Over the years, parts and components can be less reliable like many appliances and electronics. Additionally, older AC units may struggle to remove humidity in your home. High humidity can cause discomfort from the muggy feeling. When it is time to replace your cooling system, a new air conditioner will operate efficiently and effectively to make sure your home is the perfect oasis from the summer heat.

Increase Energy Efficiency

Newer models of air conditioners have higher efficiency ratings than aged units. AC units are rated by Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER), which measures cooling capacity to power input. The higher the rating, the less energy your unit uses to cool your home. If your current AC system has a SEER rating of 10 or lower, you could save money in the future by purchasing a new air conditioner.

Lower Utility Bills

If you notice high utility costs, your air conditioner may be to blame. Older systems usually consume more energy to cool your home, which raises energy bills. New air conditioning units are more energy efficient and can help save you a few piggy bank pennies. Investing in a new air conditioning system can reduce your carbon footprint while saving you money as well!

Benefit The Environment

If your air conditioner is using less energy, it is producing less gaseous emissions. Older air conditioners typically use R-22 refrigerant (freon), which has been proven to be harmful to the ozone layer and the environment. Most air conditioners now utilize R-401A, which has a less dramatic impact on the environment. A new AC unit can help contribute to your community by taking an environmental step in the right direction!

Better Air Quality

Air conditioners work to filter out allergens, pollutants, and humidity from your indoor air. As AC units age, they tend to let more pollutants slip by and affect your indoor air quality. Dust and debris can settle in ductwork over time, which can be picked up each time your unit pushes air through. New air conditioning systems have efficient parts to effectively produce clean air into your home. However, the best thing a homeowner can do for their air quality is to ensure their home has a clean air filter every 3 months.

Reduce Stress and Repairs

An AC breakdown in the middle of Chesapeake summer temperatures can be miserable. Older air conditioning units often require frequent repairs and have unpredictable breakdowns. Repair and technician calls can become costly, and replacement could be the best solution. New units are reliable and operate more efficiently, which can reduce stress and give peace of mind during a heat wave.

New air conditioning systems can benefit you and your home’s health in more ways than one. If you are considering replacing your system, give us a call! We specialize in AC replacement and installation in Chesapeake and surrounding areas. Our expert technicians can provide a speedy installation process to get your home comfortable in no time!

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