How New Air Conditioner Technology Improves Comfort and Saves EnergyIt's that time of year again when many Connecticut homeowners are deciding whether to replace their old, inefficient central air conditioner with a new model. If it's been 10-20 years since your replaced your air conditioner you may be surprised at how far the technology has evolved. Here are just a few of the improvements that new central air conditioners have to offer:
Less NoiseBy redesigning the shape of fan blades manufacturers have been able to make air conditioners run with much less noise. In addition, newer refrigerants enable compressors to operate more quietly.
Environmentally Friendly RefrigerantsUnlike the Freon® coolant used over a decade ago that caused damage to the earth's ozone layer, newer R410A are environmentally friendly and also perform better.
Lower Energy UseDecades ago it was not uncommon for a central air conditioner to consume 6,000 watts of electricity every hour to cool a typical house. Today, that level has been reduced to around 1,700 watts an hour, thanks to technology like variable speed fans and scroll compressors.
For all your home air conditioning needs, call Air Specialties Air Conditioning and Heating.