Most people look forward to the warm summer months because of the clear skies, trips to the beach, and outdoor activities that do not require you to bundle up. For many people, however, the summer months come with added expenses because of higher utility bills.
Staying cool during the summer does not need to be that expensive. You can actually keep your home comfortable without running up your utility bills. Here are some tips to effectively maintain a cool, comfortable indoor environment without having to run your AC ragged.
Use the right sized AC for your home – Many people don’t know that the size of their air-conditioning unit must correspond to the square footage inside their home for maximum efficiency. An AC unit that is too small will run constantly, increase your utility bills and be more prone to breakdowns. AC units that are too big will not cycle properly, causing your components to wear down prematurely.
Find an AC with a high SEER Rating – The higher the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of an AC system, the more efficient the unit. The SEER rating is calculated by dividing the cooling output of the AC by the total amount of energy it uses while operating. Today's most energy-efficient AC units SEER rating in the 14 to 16 range, rather than a SEER rating in single digits for older units.
Opt for centralized air-conditioning systems – When upgrading your cooling system, you are better off choosing a centralized AC rather than getting individual units for each room. Having multiple units operating will boost your utility bills, while a centralized HVAC system will efficiently cool your entire home without running up your energy consumption.
Find the Best Air Conditioning System for Your Home
To keep your home cool at a reasonable price during the hot summer months, having the right air conditioning system is a must. Leitch Heating and Air Conditioning can help you find and install the right AC for your home to meet your needs and your budget. Aside from air conditioning installation, you can also rely on Leitch for your regular AC tune-up and repairs. To find out what AC system is best for your home, contact us online or giving us a call at 410-469-1363 to get a free estimate. Our company serves homeowners in Southern Maryland.