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Before Replacing Your Myrtle Beach Air Conditioning System

So your Myrtle Beach air conditioning system broke down and you need a new one? Or, maybe you’re moving into a new house and thinking about upgrading the AC? Whatever the reason, before you replace the air conditioning unit in your home you should get familiar with a few AC related terms.

Taking the time to understand these 4 terms can make a big difference in your future electric bills.

Myrtle Beach Air Conditioning System – Terms

1. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)

Myrtle Beach Air Conditioning SystemSEER is a measure of a system’s efficiency. The higher the rating the more efficient the system is. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 13 is the minimum SEER rating for systems produced today. It is possible for a unit with a SEER rating of 16 or higher to save you about $415 a year. Older units that are still in many American homes may have ratings of 6 or less.

Naturally, the higher the rating the more expensive the system. The ideal balance for your home will depend on where you live and how often you use air conditioning. Because of the hot climate in the South, it makes sense to invest in a Myrtle Beach air conditioning system of a 25 SEER rating.

2. Modulation

Modulation in your air conditioning unit varies the amount of energy used to power the system. Have you ever felt like your house was freezing every time your old AC unit kicked in? A modulated system will even the temperature.

3. Humidity

Living in the South we know a thing or two about humidity. If it’s humid in your house you feel warmer and you set the AC unit at a higher temperature. Your new Myrtle Beach air conditioning system should have a humidity control to keep you comfortable and save you money.

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4. Heat Pump

We strongly recommend our Myrtle Beach clients to install a heat pump. Instead of using a refrigerant cooling system, a heat pump pulls heat out of the air inside your home and dumps it outside. During colder months, a heat pump gathers warmth from the outside and pumps it into your house. A heat pump can save you up to $750 a year.

If you have any questions about replacing your old Myrtle Beach air conditioning system, give us a call at 843-497-9867 or contact us here. Remember to grab our 20% off coupon on your next service call by Liking us on Facebook.

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