When we talk to homeowners about investing in a new air-conditioning (A/C) unit, they often ask us if it is worth the extra money to purchase high-efficiency air-conditioning equipment. Of course, we can’t speak to every situation, but we can provide you with the information that you need to make a well-informed decision.
Even though a high-efficiency air conditioning system may cost a little more initially, it often ends up saving you hundreds of dollars over its lifespan. That’s because high-efficiency air conditioning offers long-term benefits that far outweigh cheaper units, including:
- Quality design and dependability: The first thing that you should look for is the Energy Star label. The Energy Star logo tells you that the product is at least 14 percent more efficient than a standard unit, and it also guarantees that it meets strict quality standards and will be reliable for a long time.
- Energy savings: 14 percent is the minimum efficiency boost that you can expect. Depending on the age, condition, and size of your current equipment, you can improve your efficiency by over 30 percent. If you also upgrade your ducts, windows, thermostat, and the other components of your home comfort system, that number can even go over 50 percent.
- Increased home comfort: Efficient systems have features that keep your home more comfortable while also using less energy. For example, variable-speed air handlers balance the airflow throughout your house and control humidity levels, so your air feels comfortable in every room of your home.
- Peace of mind: High-efficiency air conditioning systems have reminders like filter check lights and programmable thermostats that help you keep up with system maintenance. Not only will this help maintain your system’s peak performance, but it also means that you shouldn’t have to worry about expensive breakdowns.
If you would like to speak with an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) professional about the best high-efficiency air conditioning equipment for your home, contact Pipe Works Services We help New Jersey homeowners assess equipment, install it to the exact specifications, and maintain it properly so that you always get the most out of your investment.