One of the most important aspects of an air conditioner is how efficiently it operates. More efficient air conditioners will save you money on energy bills in addition to offering other benefits. This makes high-efficiency A/C a good investment for South Florida homeowners.
Lifetime savings from a high-efficiency A/C depend mainly on how much use it gets and how much energy costs in your area. Energy costs in Florida are fairly average, but air conditioners in our state get used more than almost anywhere else in the country. This means the savings on energy bills should more than make up for the higher purchase price of a high-efficiency A/C. This makes them the most economical option in the long-term. The energy savings also make them the more environmentally friendly option.
The higher purchase price of high-efficiency air conditioners also means they tend to be better built. This means they will be less likely to break down if they are kept maintained. Additionally, they are more likely to include features that cheaper, less efficient air conditioners lack, such as a indicator to remind you to change the air filter when it gets dirty.
One of the most significant features is a variable speed air handler. They are included to help increase operating efficiency, but offer other benefits as well, including:
- Quieter operation. Variable speed air handlers can run at a range of speeds. They’ll spend a significant amount of time running at less than full speed, which is quieter. When changing their operating speed, they do it gradually to avoid making any jarring noises.
- Improved dehumidification. A variable speed air handler can provide cooling over a longer period of time but at a slower rate, which allows your air conditioner to remove more humidity from the air. This enhances air filtration as well.
- Increased comfort. Cooling at a lower, more continuous speed can also decrease temperature fluctuations from room to room.
If you’re interested in high-efficiency A/C for your home, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating. We serve St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Palm Beach counties.