How to Pay for New AC with Energy Savings
How much does it cost to replace my AC, and can it be financed? These are questions we hear often. The answer lies in the efficiency of your air conditioning system.
Let me explain…
It costs between $7,000 and $15,000 to install a new HVAC. Of course, the cost depends on the type and capacity of the equipment. Also, your choice of air conditioning system will depend on the size of your house or office. This is a lot of money for a new HVAC. Even the unit AC system is pricey.
Considering the cost of a new HVAC, your best option for paying it is with energy savings! When your AC works efficiently, you save a huge sum of money on electricity bills during the year. If you add up what you would save over time, you could easily pay for a new AC.
The Makeup of an HVAC System
Your HVAC system is composed of different components. Some of these parts are inside your home. The other parts are located outside.
These are the main components of an HVAC system:
- Outdoor unit
As the name suggests, these are located outside your home. This unit houses the compressor, coil, condenser, and fan.
- Indoor unit
This unit consists of the evaporator coil, furnace, air-handling unit, and air blower. Its job is to absorb heat and cool your home. They are often located in the basement or a closet.
- Refrigerating lines
The connector between the outdoor and indoor units is the refrigeration lines. This component carries and circulates Freon, responsible for removing the hot air in your home.
The ductwork distributes air around your home from room to room. It connects to the vents that release cooled air in your rooms. This component comprises both the inflow and outflow of air ducts for the efficient running of your AC system.
This component gives you the power to control how your AC system works. The device communicates with your HVAC to instruct the system to the desired temperature.
No matter your type of HVAC system, whether split, mini-split, or packaged, the need for efficiency is paramount to cost-saving.
Before asking why the AC is freezing up, you should ask if maintenance is in place.
An efficient running AC will pay back its cost
A better way to pay your new AC cost is to ensure an optimum power-saving operation. When your AC runs efficiently, you will pay less on energy costs. You can read the article “How to Make Your AC More Efficient” to learn about AC efficiency.
You can pay for your new AC in Energy Savings
As explained above, you will save more on energy bills if your AC runs at optimum efficiency.
While every HVAC system can operate in an efficient, cost-saving manner, you, as the owner, have a role to play.
Since you understand that your AC system has several components, you need to give each part proper maintenance.
Apart from the technical side of keeping your AC running efficiently, there are other things you can do to help.
Here are ways you could make your AC more energy efficient:
- Shade your house with trees
Having leafy trees around your house will block the sun and keep your house cooler. Your AC works better in an airy and cool environment and benefits from cooler air in the surroundings.
- Use window blinds
About 76% of sunlight enters your home through the windows. It will help your AC if you cover all the windows with solar screens or other recommended window covers.
- Install high energy-efficient AC
It is often recommended to replace your old AC with a high energy-efficiency ratio unit (EER Unit). Installing an energy star-qualified system will ensure a substantial cut in energy bills over time. We recommend talking to an experienced HVAC technician when you are considering a replacement.
- Desist from using the stove and oven
If you avoid using a stove or oven in hot seasons, your AC will save energy costs. In summer, the weather is twice as hot, and your AC works twice hard to cool the house. Using a stove will increase the temperature and make it even harder for the AC to cool.
- Ensure regular maintenance
Your energy bill will keep rising if your AC isn’t working efficiently. With regular maintenance, you can keep every part of your AC system working at optimum efficiency, ensuring overall running efficiency and energy saving.
Need help making your AC more efficient?
Every homeowner, including the DIY enthusiast, needs HVAC professional help when it comes to energy savings.
If you live around the Coachella Valley area – Indio, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, or La Quinta – a reputable air conditioning repair company is nearby.
Let Anthem Heating & Air help you make your new AC pay its cost in energy savings! Call now at (760) 895-2621.