For those looking to help the environment while saving money in the long run, there’s a “best of both worlds” solution. If the time has come for you to get a new cooling system, there are several advanced models on the market that are not only efficient but will help cut your energy bills. Here are some tips on finding an environmentally friendly air conditioner that will help the planet and your bank account at the same time.
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. It’s a rating system designed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The higher the SEER, the more the efficient the air conditioner. The more efficient the AC system, the less you’ll have to pay each month for your cooling bill. While the average rating is 13, there are several models that have ratings significantly higher than that.
Choose the Right Size
You can purchase the most energy efficient system on the market but that won’t do a whole lot if it’s not the right size for your home. If you get a model that’s too small, it will have to work too hard to make you comfortable. Your cooling bill will be much higher than necessary and the lifespan of the unit will be sharply reduced. However, if it’s too large, it will cycle on and off too often. This will also cause undue wear and tear and it will also not remove humidity from your indoor air.
Made in the Shade
It’s also important that your environmentally friendly air conditioner is installed in a well-shaded area. If you shield it from direct sunlight, the air it brings into your home will be much cooler than that brought in by AC units that bake in the sun all day.
While an environmentally friendly air conditioner will be more expensive on the front end, you’ll see several benefits in the long term. Call Global Efficient Energy at 1-888-826-7881 or contact us online and we’ll help make sure you get the exact right model to fit your needs.