Planning the AC Purchase

Summer is not that far away and it is better to get ready for the purchase of a new air-conditioning unit now then to wait until Memorial Day. A smart shopper wants to make the best possible purchase and often the cheapest product on the shelf is not the best quality. There are some things the individual can think about as he or she gets ready to buy a new air conditioner.

Quality Ratings Matter

The quality of AC service in air-conditioning is measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). Both measure the British Thermal Unit (BTU) to the watt hours of energy consumed, but the SEER measures the cooling output during a cooling season. The industry sets standards for SEER and EER and the minimum for each is 13 and a range of 8.0 – 9.8 respectively. A buyer should know that these ratings are the floor and that higher rating for either category shows greater energy efficiency. That is important when one considers the long term cost of air conditioning. The units with the lower rating will cost more in monthly utility bills then ones that are rated higher.

Consider the Energy STAR Label

The air-conditioning products that have the ENERGY STAR label are set to a very high standard. For air-conditioning units, the SEER must be at 14.5 or higher and the EER can be no less than 12 (NB. These are for split systems. Single package equipment have slightly lower requirements but well above the industry standard). These have expectations mean that ENERGY STAR labeled products provide more energy-efficient AC service than other commercial brands. They may cost a little bit more, but these air-conditioning units will generate long-term savings in lower utility bills. Over the life of their use, these will consequently be a better bargain for shopper.

Gilbert Air Conditioning Upgrade

 

Gilbert Air Conditioning Upgrade from a Regular Thermostat to a Programmable Thermostat

Air Conditioning Gilbert Thermostat

Old Style T- Stat

Have you been considering upgrading to a programmable thermostat on your air conditioning unit?  Have you been hearing the buzz about programmable thermostats for air conditioning in Gilbert AZ?  Wonder what the big deal is?  Or maybe you are just now hearing about programmable thermostats.  Is it right for you?  How can you know for certain?  The secret of programmable thermostat options are about to be revealed.

The first big step in thermostats came when they went digital versus manual.  Almost everyone now has digital and if you are one of those who made this change, versus someone who has always had digital, you know the distinct benefits and precision that comes with a digital thermostat.  The step from regular (digital) to programmable is more of a leap than a mere step, taking you into a world of programming and commands much like owning a long distance remote control for your home Air Conditioning unit.

Imagine if you will, as you are on the plane to your distant business meeting for the next couple of days, or looking over the rails of your cruise ship, or just on your way to work in the morning transit and being able to send your commands to your thermostat to conserve power while you are gone, or even to send it instructions as you are returning home so your home can be the perfect temperature when you enter after being away.

This description of the long distant remote paints a perfect picture of the benefits of a programmable thermostat; however, it works even better than that.  With the programmable thermostat you can preset all of these instructions and have no reason for the long distant remote, providing you with peace of mind while you are gone so you can focus completely on your business meeting, your vacation, your workday or whatever you may be doing.

New Style T-Stat Air Conditioner Gilbert

Programmable Touch Screen T-Stat

With a Regular Thermostat, you have to manually change the temperature to a lower preset if you want to conserve power while you are away, lowering it or raising it based on the current season.  Then when you arrive home it will be cooler or warmer than is actually comfortable for your in home experience.  So, you arrive home, manually change the thermostat for your optimal at home settings and wait uncomfortably until that temperature is arrived at.  Oftentimes, you can forget to manually change the temperature before leaving your home and realize that it is costing you a fortune while you are away to cool or heat your home and there is nothing you can do about it.

With the Programmable Thermostat, as long as it’s installed by licensed heating & cooling company, it can be preset to raise or lower the temperature settings for your home for a regular daily experience or even long term when you will be away for more extended periods of time.  Providing you not only with savings, but also ensuring your home is already the optimal temperature when you arrive home, never experiencing discomfort.  A Programmable Thermostat can provide peace of mind, great savings and comfort.  Isn’t it time for you to consider investing in a Programmable Thermostat and owning peace of mind and comfort in your home?  For more info on upgrading your thermostat, contact your local contractor for air conditioning in Gilbert Arizona visit http://www.aircareaz.com/