You know how important it is to have a good air conditioning system in San Antonio. When it’s time to replace your existing equipment, there are a number of factors to consider including energy efficiency, your cooling needs and, of course, your budget.
Air conditioning equipment is not a small investment, so make sure you have all the information before you buy:
- Size – Your current air conditioning system may not actually be the right size for your home, in fact, most are not (according to the US Department of Energy), so it is important to have an accurate measure of your cooling needs as you narrow your choices. Other factors such as windows, insulation, ducts and siding materials are involved in this calculation, so it is important to work with a professional. Consumer Reports warns to “be leery of contractors who use general rules of thumb when sizing equipment.”
- Efficiency – Air conditioning technology has come a long way in a short time. High-efficiency air conditioners use much less energy to cool your home and can significantly reduce your monthly cooling bills compared to systems built just a few years ago. More efficient air conditioners tend to be more expensive, but the monthly savings can often make up for this. Ask your contractor to help you estimate monthly costs for different units.
- Savings – The government has provided tax credits for purchasing energy efficient air conditioners. You can save as much as $500 if you purchase a qualifying unit. Work with your contractor to make sure the equipment you buy will qualify, and get the appropriate paperwork for tax time. There are also Utility Company rebates and Manufacturer Rebates available as well.
The professionals at Jon Wayne Air Conditioning will work with you to evaluate your current energy usage, home comfort preferences and system efficiency. We can also help you calculate the energy savings you can get from higher efficiency equipment. Remember, even though the initial investment may be a little higher, the monthly savings can really add up. And with the savings you can get from the tax credits and rebates, why not purchase a more efficient unit?
Proper design, equipment selection, installation and maintenance are essential for optimum equipment operation. Once you have decided which air conditioner is best for your home, a N.A.T.E. Certified Jon Wayne Air technician will install and test your equipment to make sure every room is evenly cooled.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air-conditioning systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
Jon Wayne Heating and Air Conditioning services San Antonio and the surrounding communities of Seguin, New Braunfels, Bulverde, Boerne, and Comal County. To get started, check out our website or see our current promotions.