If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old and you have noticed a need for more frequent cooling repairs and increased cooling repair costs, now might be the time for a conversation with an expert Madsen Cooling Technician.
When considering a new AC unit, it’s important to research the Season Energy Efficiency Ration (SEER) rating, which is the standard measure used to indicate the amount of cooling output vs. the energy input. The higher the SEER rating your air conditioner has, the more energy efficient it is. If your AC unit was installed in the 90’s or early 2000’s, it’s likely your SEER is 12 or below. Today’s air conditioner SEER minimum is 13, so a replacement air conditioner could save your hundreds annually on energy costs.
At Madsen, we install and service the top air conditioning brands and our technicians are trained to help you evaluate the SEER rating vs. additional cost of the unit to decide what is the right fit for your home. We’ll discuss your expectations, budget and the required size of the unit for your home.
Heat pumps are both a heating unit in the winter and cooling unit in the summer. They are a more energy efficient alternative to the traditional air conditioner. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat between your house and the outside to make a cooler space, cooler and a warmer space, warmer. A heat pump can generate up to 4 times the energy that it uses.
Geothermal, or ground source, heat pumps use the same concept of moving heat as do air source heat pumps. However, geothermal units transfer heat between the house and the ground. The relative constant temperature of the ground contributes to lower operating costs of the heat pump and significant cost savings for you.