Your Local Air Conditioning Experts
Is your air conditioner over 10 years old? Have you had a need for more frequent repairs and increasing repair costs? It’s probably time to think about replacing your unit.
Air conditioners are built to last 10-15 years. Signs that its lifespan has run its course are age, frequent repairs, more costly repairs, higher utility bills, and decreased comfort.
Things to Look for in Your New AC Unit
When considering a new AC, it’s important to research the SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is the standard measure to indicate the amount of cooling output vs. the energy input. The higher the rating, the more efficient the energy usage. If your unit was installed in the 90’s or early to mid 2000’s, it’s likely your SEER is 12 or below. Since today’s minimum SEER is 13, a replacement AC will save you on energy costs.
Our technicians are trained to help you evaluate the SEER rating vs. additional cost of the unit to decide what is the right fit for you. We’ll discuss your expectations, budget, and the required size of the unit for your home.
Heat Pumps and Staying Efficient
Heat pumps are both a cooling unit in the summer and heating unit in the winter. They are a more energy efficient alternative to a traditional air conditioner. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat. Moving heat between the house and the outside makes the cooler space cooler and the warmer space warmer. And, heat pumps can generate up to 4 times the energy that they use.
Air source heat pumps are the most common type. They transfer heat between the home and the outside air and can trim electricity costs by 30-40% compared to a standard air conditioner. They are also more effective at dehumidifying the home which means less energy usage and better comfort.
We Use Brands Only Trusted Brands
Blue Heating and Cooling offers a range of brands and products to fit any size or budget. We are a proud authorized dealer of American Standard, Bryant, and Goodman. Call us to discuss which unit is right for you.