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Your Ticket to Efficient: A New AC

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An Efficient Switch

Making your home more eco-conscious and efficient is not a passing fad. Afterall, who wouldn’t want to save money on their monthly energy bill while making an earth-conscious decision. If you’re looking to join the thousands of other homeowners who are seeing smaller energy bills, you may need to assess your current air conditioner’s state.

Signs of an Outdated AC

Unfortunately, your air conditioner will not last forever. With proper, regular maintenance, you’ll be able to extend your unit’s life, as well as keep it in great condition until the time comes to replace it. Signs that it’s time to look into purchasing a new unit include:

  • Old age, aka 10+ years
  • Uneven cooling
  • Higher than usual energy bills
  • Strange sounds and smells from the unit
  • Frequent repairs

Choosing a New AC

When you decide it is finally time to kick the old air conditioner to the curb, it’s important to do your research before purchasing a new unit. Thankfully, any new air conditioner you could purchase today is very likely to be more efficient than the models of the past, as manufacturers are constantly improving efficiency.

If you want an extra push of efficiency, be sure to look at the SEER rating of the unit. The higher the SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, the better! More specifically, if the unit is rated between 14-22 on the SEER scale, you’re looking at a great, money and energy saving unit!

Another important part of choosing your new air conditioner is ensuring you’re purchasing the correct size for your home. If your unit is too large, it could be using too much power to cool your home, resulting in higher bills. If too small, your house will likely not be evenly cooled. Your HVAC technician should be able to help you make the right decision for your home.

HVAC Installation in San Jose

If you’re ready to find the unit for you, give DG Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (408) 669-3496! We’re prepared to help you save, keep your home comfortable, and get your unit properly installed with no hassle!