8 Valuable Benefits of Residential Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems

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You’ve just come inside from a long, hot summer walk. All you want to do is sit down and cool off for a few minutes before starting your day.

Your AC unit kicks on loudly, but you can’t quite get the cool air you want. You walk away for a few minutes and return to a freezing cold room. Your HVAC system never seems to get it just right.

It may be time to add an energy-efficient HVAC system to your home. You’ll enjoy consistent temperatures and a quiet kickstart when it turns on. With so many other benefits, there’s no reason not to!

Advantages of Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

Energy-efficient air conditioning (EAC) systems are designed to provide comfort while using less energy.

These systems use less energy than traditional air conditioning units. They are also more efficient in terms of how they distribute the conditioned air throughout the space.

EAC systems use a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, which can be controlled by a central computer system, to distribute conditioned air throughout the space.

Here are some of the advantages of energy-efficient central air conditioners:

1) Longer Lifespan

When you switch to a high-efficiency AC unit, you can rest assured that the lifespan of your new unit will last longer than the older, non-energy-efficient unit.

That’s because it works smarter (not harder), allowing it to last longer than a typical unit.

2) More Energy Savings

When using a more traditional HVAC system, your system works the entire time it is on. And most likely, it’s working hard.With an energy-efficient HVAC system, you will reduce its usage and effort by up to 50%.

Looking at it this way, even if AC installation is a significant investment, it pays off over time. 

3) Reduced Carbon Emissions

The more energy something uses, the more carbon emissions it releases. These carbon emissions, in turn, harm the environment. 

That’s not the case with energy-efficient systems, however. Because they consume less energy than older systems, they release fewer emissions into the environment.

Whether or not you’re intentionally looking for ways to make your home more sustainable, using energy-efficient HVAC systems is one way to create more sustainability in your home. Not to mention, it’s just another step to creating a cleaner environment for all.

4) Increased Comfort

Have you ever been in a room where you can’t get comfortable? One second it’s warm, and the next, it’s freezing. Feeling unable to get comfortable in your own home feels so frustrating!

Newer HVAC systems deliver consistent heating and cooling, meaning the rooms stay comfortable throughout the home. Because of this, you can say goodbye to a hot upstairs and a freezing downstairs!

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5) Quieter Operations

Older HVAC systems aren’t quiet; this wasn’t the main concern when creating and installing them into houses. Nowadays, noisy indoor units have become a concern for many households. Newer HVAC systems are created with this in mind.

They don’t produce as much noise, so they don’t disturb you when they kick on or off. HVAC manufacturers accomplish this by creating systems with sound-absorbing materials.

6) Increased Home Value

Whenever you invest in your home, the home’s value usually increases when you decide to sell. This increase could be due to adding a new space, renovating an existing one, or simply adding a new appliance.

Adding an energy-efficient HVAC system significantly increases home value because the new buyer doesn’t have to worry about dealing with an old AC unit or paying for a new AC installation. They’re buying a home that’s energy efficient and will cost them less over time. Home buyers recognize that an HVAC system using a lower amount of energy will result in lower energy costs over time.

Buyers also know they won’t have to replace the unit soon since it’s newer and will last longer.

7) Improved Airflow

Energy-efficient systems create a more constant temperature and comfortable space. With consistent airflow, you gain a more consistent temperature.

Energy-efficient AC units don’t use any energy beyond what is necessary.

Increased airflow in your home removes allergens and pollutants in the air that cause health issues or allergy symptoms. If you suffer from allergies, you won’t be as congested or irritated in your home, especially if you have pets.

What more could you want than healthier air, consistent temperatures, and lower costs to do it all?

8) Programmable Features

Newer AC systems offer more features than older units. You can remotely control and automatically program specific settings that you use most often. 

For instance, you can set a calendar so that the air temperature is precisely the way you want it at any given time of day. All you have to do is set it and forget it!

Energy Efficiency Ratings

In order to maintain the temperature at a comfortable level, an air conditioning unit should be able to work with the least amount of energy. The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has created a standard for the energy efficiency of air conditioning and heat pumps to help consumers choose models that offer significant energy and cost savings.

The Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) is a measure of cooling efficiency for an air conditioner or heat pump. It is expressed as the ratio of cooling output in British thermal units (BTU) per hour to input power in watts at a given operating condition. The higher the EER rating, the more efficient the equipment will be.

EERs are determined by measuring how much electricity is needed to cool or heat a given space relative to how much electricity is produced by an air conditioner or heat pump.

HVAC systems are used in residential and commercial buildings. They provide a comfortable environment to the occupants of the building. The HVAC system generally provides space heating, cooling, humidity control, and ventilation.

4 Types of HVAC Systems

The HVAC system uses energy in order to produce heat or cool air for the building’s inhabitants. There are three main types of HVAC systems:

1) Air-Cooled Refrigeration Systems

These systems use air as a medium for heat transfer from one place to another. The air is cooled by evaporating water into it using an electric fan which provides cooling for the building. These systems are common in hot climates where there is a lot of moisture in the air because they do not require refrigerant gas or liquid use.

2) Air Conditioning Systems

Central air systems use a fan that circulates air into ductwork throughout the building. A condenser unit is responsible for cooling refrigerant gas, which then moves through the ductwork to various places in the building.

The temperature of this gas can be lowered by the use of a refrigerant, which is then pumped through the ductwork to various locations. They are also often used in buildings with large volumes of airflow because they circulate the air around a room more efficiently than an air conditioner.

3) Heat pumps

Air conditioning systems circulate cool air in the building, and heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another. Heat pumps use a compressor that transfers heat from a building to the outside air or vice versa. They are generally more expensive than standard air conditioning systems.

Benefits of Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems

There are many benefits of energy-efficient HVAC systems for your home.

When you choose to switch, you’ll have improved airflow, more comfortable and consistent temperatures, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint! 

Are you ready to upgrade? At Air Pro Heating and Cooling, we’ve enjoyed over 20 years of making people more comfortable in their homes. To ensure that the AC unit lasts as long as it should, maintaining yearly inspections is a must.

If you have questions, contact us today for a quote—our team will be happy to serve you.

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