Is Modern Air Conditioning More Efficient?

Smiling woman using air conditioner remote controller, switching temperatureMost people take for granted the cool comfort of air conditioning in their homes or in businesses they frequent. In today’s world, air conditioning has become standard. In terms of home comfort, air conditioning became more commonplace in American homes in the 1950s, but was used in businesses, especially movie theaters, before that.

Has air conditioning changed that much over the years? And has it become a more efficient choice for home comfort? In this article, we’ll talk about air conditioning efficiency, the types of systems that are most efficient, and how Empire Heating & Cooling can help you get the air conditioning system you need for your home. Keep reading to learn more!

The Cool Evolution

As the summer heat waves roll in, the hum of air conditioners becomes the season’s soundtrack. But this comfort doesn’t come without cost, both financially and environmentally. However, the latest advancements in air conditioning technology are changing the game, offering us ways to stay cool while reducing our carbon footprint and energy bills.

A Leap in Efficiency

Modern air conditioners have made leaps and bounds in terms of efficiency. According to the Department of Energy, even air conditioners that are just a decade old could cost you an additional 20% to 40% in cooling energy costs compared to newer models. Heat pumps and ductless systems are considered the most highly efficient types of home cooling on the market.

Inverter Technology

The introduction of inverter technology has been a game-changer in the world of air conditioning. Unlike traditional air conditioners, which turn on and off at full capacity, inverter-driven units adjust their capacity to maintain a consistent temperature. This not only reduces energy consumption but also minimizes wear and tear on the system, extending its lifespan.

Smarter Cooling

The integration of smart technology into air conditioning systems has brought about a new level of convenience and efficiency. Programmable thermostats, Wi-Fi connectivity, and compatibility with home automation systems allow users to optimize their cooling schedules, reduce wasted energy, and even control their AC units remotely.

Installation Matters

Even the most efficient air conditioners or heat pumps need to be installed correctly and to manufacture specifications. While many units do qualify for tax credits at this time through the end of 2032, more important than the actual efficiency of the unit in the box are the details involved with the installation. Properly charging and configuring your system when initially installed and performing maintenance as recommended are sure ways to ensure your system runs efficiently, delivers full capacity, and lives a long dependable life.  You can trust Empire to apply best practices and properly set up your system.

Can Empire help me get energy-efficient cooling?

At Empire, we provide customers with energy-efficient cooling products, including advanced air conditioning, heat pumps, and ductless cooling. When you need cooling for your home that’s both planet and budget-friendly, we’re ready to help – whether you need new AC, maintenance, or repair services. Call us at 404-294-0900 or contact us online today!