Have you noticed a spike in energy bills for your Jackson, Mississippi, home despite regular HVAC maintenance? If so, it may be time to replace your HVAC system. If your system is 10-20 years old, check out the newer systems that offer more energy savings. Keep reading to learn how to find the right modern HVAC system for your home and reap those energy-saving benefits.
Look at the SEER Rating
A quick way to find an energy-efficient system is by checking the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating. You want to install a system with a SEER of at least 15 if you want save heating and cooling energy. A 15 SEER system works not only more efficiently but also more quietly than a standard system. The amount of energy a 15 SEER system or higher will save you over its lifespan is worth the initial investment.
Find the Right Size
No matter whether you have a 15 SEER system or not, a system that’s too big or too small for your home won’t work efficiently. Each home has a certain load, which a professional can precisely calculated. Make sure your system is just the right size for your home’s load.
An undersized system will be overtaxed, run inefficiently, need more repairs and have a shorter lifespan. An oversized system may cool your house too quickly to adequately remove the humidity from the air. It’ll also short cycle, which can greatly damage your system.
Replace Other HVAC Components
Replacing the HVAC system may require you to replace components that need to be updated to fit the new system. For example, you may need to retrofit the ductwork so that you don’t experience air loss or upgrade your thermostat, which can improve energy savings.
For more information about energy-efficient HVAC systems, call Modern Air today. We can help you find and install the right system for your home.
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