If you have an older, outdated central air conditioning system, replacing it with a new Energy Star qualified system can save you a bundle on cooling costs. According to the EPA, if your central air conditioning system is more than 12 years old, you can save up to 30% on energy costs by installing a new Energy Star qualified unit but only if it is properly installed.
Almost half of the HVAC systems installed in United States homes do not operate at peak efficiency due to improper installation. Not only are homeowners not getting the maximum energy efficiency they bargained for, they are paying higher costs for heating and cooling. Make sure you get the maximum efficiency and performance from your heating and air conditioning system by having it installed by an experienced, reputable HVAC contractor like Holland Heating and Cooling.
An experienced professional HVAC contractor will install your new system following the HVAC industry best practices. Proper HVAC installation which will help ensure that your system is sized correctly, has sufficient air flow through well-sealed ducts, and that it has the proper amount of refrigerant.
Refrigerant levels that are too high or too low can cause your system to use more energy and can decrease its ability to dehumidify the air. Leaky air ducts are the leading cause of HVAC system inefficiency and a good system installation will include duct sealing if needed.
An air conditioning system should be properly sized for the home. A system that is too big or too small will not operate efficiently and will reduce home comfort levels. Similarly, air flow must be the proper volume for the home. Too much or too little decreases comfort and increases energy bills.