Residents of San Diego County, California look forward to the warm summer months every year. During the summer, people are able to enjoy more time outside in the sun. However, June, July, August, and September can place a real strain on your air conditioning system and on your wallet. If your air conditioning system is old and is no longer working efficiently, you might want to think about getting a new system in your home. The expert HVAC technicians at Champion Air Conditioning & Heating can help you choose a system that will work the best for your space and will install it quickly and correctly for you. Here is why you should consider upgrading your air conditioning system to one that is more energy efficient.
When is it time to replace your HVAC system?
Reducing your energy bills
Older air conditioning systems begin to work less efficiently as they age. One of the signs that it is time for you to upgrade to a more energy-efficient system is when you notice that your utility bills continue to increase. According to the Department of Energy, modern air conditioning systems are from 30 to 50% more efficient than older systems. When you install a more efficient air conditioning system, you can reap the benefits of better cooling and lower energy bills.
Features to look for in an energy-efficient air conditioning system
When you are trying to decide which system to buy, there are several features that you should watch for. Look at the unit’s SEER rating and try to find one with the highest rating. The SEER rating tells how much energy the air conditioner consumers to give the desired output of cold air. While the minimum SEER rating in California is 14, it is possible to find systems with SEER ratings of 21 to 25.
Systems that are Energy Star® certified are also better choices. Look for the Energy Star® label when you are making your selection. Some other features that you might want to watch for include the following:
- Thermal expansion valve that has an EER rating of 11.6 or higher for efficiency during hot temperatures
- Fan-only switch to save costs on air conditioning at night while providing ventilation
- Automatic delay switch for the fan to turn off a few minutes after the compressor stops running
- Quiet operation
- Filter light to remind you of when it is time to change the air filter
Why Champion Air Conditioning & Heating should be your first choice
When you are searching for a contractor to upgrade your air conditioning system, it is important that you choose one that has the experience and expertise necessary to provide you with a great solution. Champion Air Conditioning & Heating has more than 20 years of experience helping homeowners to save money on their utility bills with the installation of HVAC systems that are more energy efficient.
The technicians at Champion Air Conditioning & Heating are highly trained and are knowledgeable about many different types of air conditioning systems. They are certified and licensed installers who can help you to determine the system that will work the best for your home and its size.
Our technicians undergo thorough background checks and drug screenings so that our customers can feel comfortable when they arrive to work. We take the time to teach you about how to properly care for your new system so that it will continue working for years to come.
Installing a more energy-efficient air conditioning system in your home can help to save you money and to maintain a more comfortable living environment. Call Champion Air Conditioning & Heating today at 760.736.4100 to schedule an appointment.
At Champion Air we work with the best manufacturers in the industry including Trane.