Air conditioning is essential during the blazing hot Atlanta summers. If you have to use your air conditioner, why not be efficient while you’re at it? The first step to efficiency and low energy bills during a hot summer is having an efficient cooling system. Check out these energy efficient products to consider this summer!
There a lot of options out there for you to choose to keep you cool, but some are built on the principle of saving you energy costs. We’ve decided to highlight those products today.
At TemperaturePro, we never stop serving our customers. It is our sincere hope that you take this information and use it to keep you cool and efficient this summer and every summer from here on out!
1. Solar-Ready Products
Solar-ready air conditioners and heat pumps are perfect for homeowners who are looking for efficiency! They can reduce your energy bill by one-half of what it was before because they go beyond saving just HVAC energy. A solar ready AC is powered by the sun, but when there is energy left over, the solar panels provide power to other electrical devices in your home.
You can reduce the cost to stay cool with solar-ready air conditioners, but you can go the extra mile and lowering the cost every electrical appliance you use.
2. Ductless AC
Much like solar-ready products, ductless AC units are designed to save energy. With a standard air conditioner, there is an outdoor unit and the ductwork that carries and distributes the cool air throughout your home. Unfortunately, if there are leaks in your ductwork, they can cause your system to lose up to 30% of the air it cools. However, with ductless, that’s a different story.
Ductless AC units are almost always more efficient than systems that utilize ductwork because they release the cool air that’s produced into the room directly. Ductless air conditioners are ideal for small rooms, additions to the home, or apartments.
3. Heat Pumps
Although their function is often misunderstood, a heat pump can cool your home. The only difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner is the process by which it cools. Instead of creating cool air and pumping it into your home, it takes the warm air and pumps it out.
The heat pump’s process is efficient by design and just as effective as the air conditioner, making it a great option for homeowners in the Atlanta area.
A heat pump is a great option for a climate like Atlanta’s where it rarely gets too cold during the winter. Consider a heat pump next time you need a product to keep you cool!
4. Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is not a cooling system, but it can still bring significant savings to your cooling costs! You set the programmable thermostat to a schedule, and your air conditioner will reflect the changes. You can save money on energy by programming a higher temperature while you’re out of the house and a cooler one right before your return.
Important Note: SEER Ratings
While Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings are not an HVAC product, they’re incredibly important to know. SEER ratings are given to each cooling system to indicate how efficient each system is. To calculate SEER, you divide the total cooling output for a season by the total electrical input for that same amount of time.
SEER ratings can range from 13 to 25. The higher the number is, the more efficient the system is with its fuel consumption. So, next time you’re in the market for a cooling system, make sure you check the SEER rating!
Live Comfortable with TemperaturePro’s Help
The first step to owning an HVAC and staying cool is to be well informed while shopping. Once you have made your purchase, you can invest in preventative maintenance and conduct some DIY service to maximize your unit’s output and elongate its life.
First, you must get the right system for you. Each of the products listed is a great option to keep you cool and save you money at the same time.
Of course, if you have any questions regarding efficient cooling systems, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!