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Want to Beat the Heat this Summer? Upgrade to a High-Efficiency AC System

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Chris Lancaster

Kansas City summers are known to be extra hot and humid, which can be challenging for air conditioning systems. If your system is old and inefficient, the heat can be hard to beat. Your air conditioner will not only have a hard time keeping your home comfortable, but it can also dry up your wallet when it comes to utility costs. Replacing your air conditioning system with a more efficient one brings a handful of benefits you’ll start seeing right away, as well as through the years. Lancaster Brothers Heating & Cooling breaks down just how much of a return you could see when you make the investment in a new high-efficiency AC system.

Savings Pile Up Over the Years

You don’t want a system that just barely keeps you comfortable and requires a large amount of energy to operate. Switching to a high-efficiency system will continue to benefit you over the years. As an example, we compared a standard cooling system with a SEER rating of 9, to a high-efficiency system with a SEER rating of 15. Each system is sized at 4 tons (the most common system size), and has the same number of operating hours. As you can see in the image below, your savings continue to compound and increase over the years when you replace your standard AC system with a high-efficiency one. After 20 years you can have racked up roughly $18,650 dollars in energy savings.

High-Efficiency Savings

*This data is a reflection of replacing a 9 SEER air conditioner with a 15 SEER air conditioner. Energy savings will vary depending on the type of windows, insulation, quality of construction, etc. They are only meant as averages, but the bottom line is that replacing old equipment pays for itself over time in utility savings.

Related Read: How to Keep Warm Air From Creeping into Your Home This Spring & Summer

More Benefits of Installing a High-Efficiency Air Conditioner

Other than thousands of dollars in energy savings over the years, you’ll also see benefits when it comes to the comfort level of your home and your maintenance costs. High-efficiency air conditioning systems require less energy to operate at the same level as less efficient systems. This means you’ll be more comfortable in your home even when your system is running at a lower setting. And because high-efficiency systems operate this way, it also reduces the occurrence of system breakdowns and urgent maintenance needs.

Call Lancaster Brothers Heating & Cooling today at 913-837-2000 to get you on track to be more comfortable in your home and start saving money.

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