Go Green With a New A/C Unit This Summer
One thing Alaska has no shortage of in summer is sunshine. It’s perfect for long days on the water, backcountry hiking, and getting to all the chores on your household to-do list. But did you know it can actually help cut costs on your summer air conditioning bill?
Alaska is unique, compared to other American states, because heat here builds over time. The sun doesn’t go down overnight for long enough to let the air cool like it does in the Lower 48, and if your home doesn’t have air conditioning, it can quickly become stuffy.
Here at Moore Heating, we’re proud to be a Lennox Premier Dealers. Air conditioners from the Dave Lennox Signature Collection are all highly-efficient, which will make a big difference to your bills.
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Good air conditioners can cut your bills
The best example we can give you is the XC25 variable-capacity air conditioner.
This is the most precise and efficient air conditioner money can buy, and is currently rated 4.5 stars (out of 629 reviews on Lennox’s website). It has a seasonal energy efficiency (SEER) ratio of 26, which is a term used to measure the cooling output of an air conditioner over a typical cooling season, divided by the energy it uses in Watt hours. This might sound confusing, but basically the higher the number, the better the efficiency (26 is currently the highest in the Lennox range).
Here are the numbers of a 10 SEER vs. 26 SEER unit:
- 58% saved per year (based on the U.S. national average)
- $945 saved over five years
- $1,890 saved over 10 years
- $2,835 saved over 15 years
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Maximizing efficiency for your home
There are two things you should think about when buying a new air conditioner: compressor speed and output. Standard air conditioners are either on or off, which means they have only one speed, and they’re constantly powering all the way up and back down again. It’s expensive and inefficient, because you’ll start to notice big swings in temperature inside your home.
The XC25 can adjust compressor speed and output to any level between 35% and 100%, while dramatically reducing temperature swings. You can fire it up on really hot days, or leave it running on a lower setting so it cools in a steady and comfortable stream. It also has new Precise Comfort technology, which adjust cooling outputs in increments as small as 1%. This guarantees the perfect temperature and saves a huge amount of energy by maintaining a consistent temperature.
This is partly what causes such big savings. If you’re thinking about getting an air conditioner this summer, or upgrading your old one, this will be much more comfortable than a cheap one you might be thinking about picking up from the store (not to mention much greener!).
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Control humidity with your air conditioner
Anchorage can get pretty humid on hot days, especially when there’s no breeze, when hot air sits in the bowl and stays put. Air conditioning technology has come a long way in the last few decades, which means modern units are also capable of controlling the humidity inside your home. It’s a welcome relief after you’ve been camping in hot and sticky weather.
This model has ClimateIQ technology that adjusts for normal humidity, dry regions and coastal regions. On the coastal setting, which applies to wetter-than-normal climates like Anchorage, the system removes more moisture than usual from the air as it circulates.
What do you say? Last summer, hotter-than-average temperatures saw air conditioners sell out all the way around Alaska. If you’re thinking of buying a unit for your home, now is the time.
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