West Chester Area Homes Can Benefit From This Advanced A/C Technology

by Greg Leisgang on July 15, 2013

Posted in: Air Conditioners

advanced a/c technology, Cincinnati, OhioWhat type of advanced A/C technology do you look for in a new air conditioning system? The feature that should top your list is a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER. This rating indicates how efficient an air conditioner is at removing heat from your home. Look for 15 SEER or higher for the best energy efficiency possible.

As you might imagine, high SEER ratings have not always been attainable. It’s thanks to advanced A/C technology that incredible efficiency is possible today. Here’s a look at the features of the most advanced air conditioners on the market.

  • Thermal expansion valve: Some days are milder than others. A thermal expansion valve senses temperature changes and customizes refrigerant flow as needed. With this option, you conserve energy on cooler days and get the most power possible from the A/C when the temperature climbs outside.
  • Variable-speed air handler: Think of the air vents in your car. You have the power to control the air's speed for optimal comfort. A variable-speed air handler brings this benefit to your home, allowing airflow to vary for the most comfortable interior possible.
  • Fan-only switch: It often cools off nicely at night in Ohio, a fact you can take advantage of with a fan-only switch. Nighttime ventilation is all you need to keep comfortable, and your wallet will thank you when the energy bill arrives.
  • Filter check light: It’s important to keep the filter clean in order to promote proper airflow and system efficiency. Never forget this important task again by choosing an air conditioner with a filter check light, an advanced A/C technology that illuminates after a certain amount of operating time.
  • Automatic-delay fan switch: Think of all the cool air that gets wasted in the ductwork when the compressor and the air handler turn off at the same time. This advanced A/C technology keeps the fan running a few minutes longer to push all that cool air into the living space.
  • Quiet operation: It doesn’t impact efficiency, but a quieter air conditioner is a great feature to look for.

For more information on advanced A/C technology and other HVAC related questions, contact Tri-County Heating & Cooling in West Chester for more information.

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