Can A New AC Unit Save You Money?

June 10, 2020

If you have an older air conditioner or if your air conditioner has completely quit, you may have many questions about a possible replacement. One question you may have is if a new air conditioner can actually save money compared to your current unit.

This is especially important considering the costs involved when you install a new air conditioner. Fortunately, when it comes to the question of saving energy, the answer is a resounding “yes.” A new air conditioner from C & C Heating & Air Conditioning in Roseville can help you save a significant amount of money. To help understand how, let’s look at a few advantages of a new air conditioner over one that has been cooling your Roseville home for many years.

Fewer Breakdowns

A new air conditioner can provide exceptional cooling capacity with fewer breakdowns than an older unit. Since you have to pay every time your unit breaks down, a new unit saves money simply by requiring fewer repairs. Plus, if a unit stops cooling your home, you could face damage to indoor plants, antiques, and other temperature-sensitive items if your home gets too warm.

One way to overcome this problem in an air conditioner is to have it regularly maintained by C & C Heating & Air Conditioning in Roseville from the very first year after it’s installed. Even though most parts of a new unit will require little maintenance, the parts that do need maintenance will last far longer if you maintain them right from the start.

Correct Size

In some cases, an air conditioner fails to be efficient because it was incorrectly sized when it was installed. In other words, the compressor may be either too large or too small for the size of the home that it’s attached to.

If the compressor is too small, then there won’t be enough cooling capacity to keep the home comfortable. This means that your air conditioner will have to run more frequently, leading to higher utility costs. A unit that’s too large can cool your home too quickly, leading to frequent starting and stopping of the unit. This frequent starting and stopping can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the system components and use more energy during the high-draw period at start-up.

At C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, we work hard to carefully measure the livable space in your Roseville home to design a system that will cool your home perfectly with the highest level of efficiency.

Better Compressor

When you look at the energy usage of an air conditioner, the component that uses the most energy, by far, is the compressor. This is because your compressor is responsible for the high-energy task of compressing the refrigerant in your air conditioner to heat it up so that it is hotter than the surrounding air and can thereby release heat.

It makes sense, then, that if your compressor is more efficient, your entire air conditioner will help save you some money. The latest advancement in compressors is a multi-stage compressor that automatically senses the conditions both inside and outside your home to determine how much compression capacity is needed for proper cooling.

Since it can reduce the amount of compression that is created, it can also reduce the amount of energy that’s used. Not all new air conditioners come with this capability, so it’s important to ask your technician from C & C Heating & Air Conditioning if you think you’d like to have this feature for your Roseville home.

Better Fan

Another important advancement in air conditioner technology is the advent of multi-speed fans on the outdoor unit. The fan is responsible for helping remove heat from both the refrigerant and the compressor to help make the cooling process more efficient. If you’re running your air conditioner on a cooler day, though, it’s likely that the air that is in the outdoor unit is already cool enough to do much of this work on its own.

This means that you don’t need the fan to spin as fast, which will ultimately use less energy. Therefore, fans that can detect these changes and thereby reduce their speed to compensate are a major money-saving perk of a new air conditioner.

Better Refrigerant

Along with better compressors and better fans, new air conditioners also benefit from a better refrigerant. No longer are air conditioners using R-22 refrigerant to remove heat from your home. Instead, a new refrigerant called R-410A has taken over, meaning that if you have an older system in your Roseville home, you can take advantage of this new refrigerant by having a new air conditioner installed by C & C Heating & Air Conditioning.

When it comes to saving money, the main advantage of R-410A is that it is better at transferring heat than its older counterpart. This is crucial because the main job of refrigerant is to absorb heat from inside your home and transfer it outside so that your compressor can expel the heat into the outdoor air. Another perk of this new refrigerant is that it is better for the environment, meaning you can be green while saving some green.

Newer Thermostat

While most air conditioners are compatible with a basic programmable thermostat, not all are compatible with smart thermostats due to the extra power that’s required to run the screen and networking capabilities of the smart thermostat. However, nearly all new air conditioners are fully capable of interfacing with smart thermostats, meaning you can enjoy the benefits that these new thermostats offer.

One major benefit of a smart thermostat is that it senses the times when you’re home and when you’re not, which allows it to automatically adjust your HVAC system for optimum efficiency. Another cool perk is that you can control your HVAC system using your smart thermostat from anywhere you have an internet connection. This means that if you accidentally leave your HVAC system on a certain setting that’s unnecessary while you’re away, you can simply change that setting with a few taps.

A Job Done Right

With so many benefits to replacing your air conditioner, it makes sense to have it done as soon as possible. When you do, though, you want to be sure to choose a reputable company in Roseville, like C & C Heating & Air Conditioning. Removing an old air conditioner and installing a new one is no small feat, meaning that you need to choose a company with experienced technicians to ensure that the job is done correctly the first time, and without doing any damage to your Roseville home.

C & C Heating & Air Conditioning in Roseville has been a part of this community for over 70 years. We’re not a fly-by-night operation that will take your money and run. Instead, we’ll work hard to achieve maximum satisfaction on every job we complete. Our experience through the years has made us really good at maintaining, repairing, and installing furnaces and air conditioners of all kinds. Of course, being in business this long means we’re able to do a few more things, as well.

We can take care of your duct cleaning needs, yet another way to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. We can also install ductless mini-split systems, which focus the heating and cooling capacity in the rooms where it’s needed most. Plus, we can test your indoor air quality and offer proven solutions so that you and your family can stay safe and healthy.

Our commitment to service has earned us an abundance of glowing reviews from satisfied and thankful customers. We’d love for you to be our next satisfied customer when you give us a call at C & C Heating & Air Conditioning in Roseville, MI, today.

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