April 4, 2013

St. Louis AC on side of home

You’re ready for summer, but are you certain your air conditioner is?

During the winter months, we don’t pay much attention to our air conditioner. When it begins to get warm in the spring, we may take for granted that we can just flip a switch and turn on the air. But with warm air just around the corner, it is a good idea to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for summer.

When it gets hot you want to be sure that cool air comes out when you need it the most. It may be time to replace an old, worn-out system or you may need to upgrade. Choosing the right air conditioner for your home means weighing a few factors.

The Correct Size

You want to be sure to choose a system that is the right size for your home. You will not save money if you get one that is not the right size. If it’s too small, it will be required to work too hard to keep your home sufficiently cool. If you pick one that is too big, you will have spent too much money on a unit that will work less efficiently.

Cost-Saving Systems

If your current air conditioner is more than 10 years old you are more than likely losing money each month. It is estimated that a new unit can save you up to 40% of utility bills. The technology that exists in new systems is much more efficient than in the past. Which is another detail to consider? The higher the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is, the more efficient your air conditioner will be. A system that is rated higher may cost you more upfront but will lower how much energy it puts out and will, therefore, save you money yearly.

Contact Scott-Lee Heating

If you have questions about installing a new air conditioner in your home,  contact Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788.  We can help you assess your home’s cooling needs and help make sure that your air conditioning system is as ready for summer as you are.