3 Desirable Features of an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner

Shepherdsville, Kentucky, homeowners understand how heat and humidity can affect their home comfort during the summer. When you want to keep your family comfortable but not break your utility budget to do so, invest in an energy-efficient air conditioner. From a variable-speed blower to smart thermostat connections, discover three energy-efficient features to consider when purchasing a new air conditioner.

Variable-Speed Blower

During the summer, you don’t always need to operate your air conditioner at full blast. While older air conditioners may not fully give you the flexibility to control their operating capacity, new air conditioners feature more advanced options.

For example, the Trane XV20i TruComfort Variable Speed air conditioner features Trane TruComfort technology. This 22-SEER air conditioner automatically makes adjustments while maintaining consistent operating speeds and avoiding extreme temperature swings. With Trane TruComfort technology working for you, you get the temperature setting you want while keeping your energy consumption under control.

Smart Thermostat Connections

Older air conditioning systems aren’t always compatible with Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats. However, newer cooling systems can connect with these forms of smart technology. With a smart thermostat, you can maximize your home’s comfort and make precision adjustments to the temperature without even being there. During the summer, you can adjust the temperature settings on your smart thermostat to account for the times of the day when you’re at work or at home.

Thermal Expansion Valve

A thermal expansion valve controls the flow of refrigerant through your air conditioner depending on your home’s cooling needs. When you need to boost the level of cooling in your home, the valve increases the flow of refrigerant through your air conditioner. When you need to dial back on the cooling, the valve decreases the flow of refrigerant. With a thermal expansion valve, you can reduce your air conditioner’s energy consumption while keeping your home comfortable.

Isn’t it time you replaced your inefficient cooling system with a new, energy-efficient system? Call the Birkhead Co. team today at (502) 443-9545 to learn more about our home cooling solutions.

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