Think Energy Star When Upgrading Air ConditioningPublished on: July 31, 2012
The residential air conditioning system is one of the biggest energy usurpers in the world today. Consumers pay no less than $15 billion per year to keep themselves comfortable inside of their living spaces. Whether you personally believe in global warming or not, it is a fact that HVAC systems release over 140,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the ozone on an annual basis. This is not a good thing no matter what you believe is happening to the environment.
When almost 90% of homes in the United States contain an HVAC system, you have to think about what a new air conditioning installation with more energy efficiency would mean for the energy use and the health of the planet, not to mention the individuals who are using this energy to condition the air in their homes and workspaces. If each home in the United States uses over one ton of carbon dioxide per year to condition the air in their homes, you can imagine what a more energy-efficient solution would mean to the financial situation of real estate owners as well as the surrounding environment.
To those individuals and businesses that have not had an air conditioning installation or a new HVAC system upgrade done in a while, the Energy Star marking on new HVAC systems is drawing a great deal of attention to energy efficient air conditioning in the modern era.
With any new air conditioning installation, people no longer have to make a choice between their quality of life and using too much energy in order to maintain that quality of life. What the Energy Star marker means above all is the ability of the HVAC industry to provide top notch indoor air quality in an energy-efficient manner.
Below are some of the things you may want to consider when looking for a new air conditioning installation or an upgrade to your HVAC system.
One – The Energy Star marking means that you will save a great deal of money on your monthly heating and cooling bill.
Central to the notion of energy efficiency acceptance within the mainstream is the idea that no one wants to pay for it. With updated air conditioning installations, you do not have to pay for a more energy-efficient air-conditioning experience. As a matter of fact, you may actually pay yourself to help save the world.
The methods used by air conditioners that are denoted by the Energy Star are more efficient in resource usage. This means that to obtain the same amount of energy, your air conditioner will actually be working less and requiring less of the resources from the surrounding environment. This means that you will pay less on your monthly heating and cooling bill.
Two – The Energy Star marking means that you will save a great deal of money on repairs that are needed by your air conditioning system.
As hard as this may be to believe, new air-conditioning systems have less working parts and do not work is hard to achieve the same energy compression and dissemination as older HVAC systems. An air-conditioning system that is not taxed as much will not break down as much, nor will it require as many repairs or replacement parts as its forefathers. This means that you will save a great deal of money on expensive repairs as long as you keep up with the routine maintenance checks that all air conditioning systems should receive.
These routine maintenance checks are especially important to consider in the hottest days of the summer months. This is when your air conditioning system will be working the hardest and will be in need of the greatest amount of support. However, air conditioning systems with the Energy Star marking often come with routine maintenance packages and warranties included. Make sure to determine exactly what kind of package your air conditioning unit comes with an if you can get a better deal through negotiation.
Three – Along with energy efficiency comes many other upgrades.
The use of outside resources is not the only thing that has been upgraded on the modern air-conditioning system. The Energy Star marking also denotes other kinds of improvements that are necessary to increase the energy efficiency of the system. Among these are remote-control central air conditioning, ductless mini split filter upgrades and more sturdy compressor and evaporation coil units within your air conditioning system. New refrigerants have also been found that are less volatile to the outside environment as well as more efficient for transporting energy throughout your air conditioning system.
This means that you should also look for air-conditioning systems that use the more energy-efficient forms of refrigerant as well. This also means that you can look for a smaller air-conditioning system with less working parts because you do not need as much energy for your size of real estate.