Blog

Central Air Conditioning | Air Conditioning Installation

Central Air Conditioning | Air Conditioning Installation

Central Air Conditioning | Air Conditioning Installation

With routine annual maintenance, monthly air filter changes/cleaning and prompt repair when required, central air conditioning systems can last from 10 to 15 years, or even longer. While you may be reluctant to spend the initial cost for a new central air conditioner, you will save in the end with increased reliability and energy savings. If you are in need of a new air conditioning installation, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s NATE certified professionals today

Energy Efficiency 

When shopping for an energy-efficient central air conditioner, you will need to know the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), which indicates how much energy a model uses to produce a specific cooling output. The higher the number, the more energy efficient it will be. 

New 2015 energy efficiency standards by the Environmental Protection Agency require a minimum SEER rating of 14 for the State of Texas. The amount of your savings will depend upon the SEER of the existing central air conditioning. For example, if the existing unit has a SEER of 13, you will save approximately 7.2% in electrical costs. If the existing unit has a SEER of 9, your savings will be approximately 35 percent less electricity. As you can see, replacing older units with a new air conditioning installation can lead to significant savings. 

For maximum energy savings, and the greatest reliability, choose ENERGY STAR certified heating and air conditioning equipment. Even if your air conditioner is only 5 years old, you can save 20% to 40% off the cost of cooling when properly installed.

Tips for Selecting a New Central Air Conditioner

The following are a few tips on what you should look for in a central air conditioner:

1. Selecting the correct size for your home is essential when it comes to a new central air conditioning installation. If the unit is undersized, it will be overworked trying to cool your home, which can result in higher electric bills and damage to components, and a reduced lifespan. Furthermore, it is likely to be unable to cool your home sufficiently on hot days. 

On the other hand, when the unit is too large for the home, it will cycle on and off too quickly, preventing the unit from adequately removing humidity from the air, making the home uncomfortable, prone to develop mold, and can damage components. 

The properly sized air conditioner for your home will provide the performance, operating life and energy efficiency you expect from a new purchase. The right size is determined upon a number of factors such as square footage, quality of insulation, quality of windows and doors, shade and type of trees, and many other considerations that are essential to consider for proper sizing. 

2. Look for an air conditioner with an variable speed air handler for new ventilation systems, and an automatic-delay fan switch that turns off the fan a few minutes after the compressor turns off for energy savings with your new air conditioning installation.

3. Consider a variable speed compressor, and trim up to 40% off your energy costs.

4. Consider a programmable thermostat, and save up to 20% on energy costs year round.

Contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning for professional air conditioning installation, and/or repair of your central air conditioning. Our certified technicians provide prompt, professional services you can rely upon, and are dedicated to your satisfaction. We offer emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning professionals serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.