Benefits of High Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning in the Cayman Islands
Ensure High Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners Work Hard in Your Home
Isn’t it a miserable feeling when you enter a room and are surrounded by hot, stuffy air? If there’s one thing we know about ourselves here in Cayman, it’s that we LOVE our AC! AC units are considered a necessity for residential homes and commercial businesses in the Cayman Islands. However, when you live in a climate that requires a powerful cooling system all year long, you can’t help but think of how it will affect your electricity bill at the end of each month. With a high energy-efficient air conditioner, you won’t have to.Read More
What is an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner?
High energy-efficient air conditioners are technologically adapted to use less energy in cooling your home to the desired, comfortable temperature you’re looking for. When your AC unit is using less energy, it costs you less money. High energy-efficient air conditioners are determined based on their SEER ratings. The higher these ratings, the more efficient your AC unit is.
What is a Good Seer Rating for an Air Conditioner?
SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This ratio measures the amount of cool air an air conditioner produces in a regular cooling season, divided by the total energy it consumes. High energy-efficient air conditioners have a high SEER rating because they provide more cool air while using the least amount of energy. Older cooling systems have a SEER rating of less than 10, while basic contemporary AC units have SEER ratings around 14. High energy-efficient air conditioners, on the other hand, have SEER ratings over 20!
Air conditioning systems don’t always operate at their designated SEER rating. It is important to understand that SEER calculates the maximum energy efficiency of an AC unit, but actual energy efficiency depends on a lot of environmental variables. This is very similar to MPG (miles per gallon) in a car. When you buy a fuel-efficient car, its advertised fuel economy could be 35, but actual gas mileage will vary depending on how you’re driving. In a similar manner, an air conditioner’s energy efficiency can vary based on proper AC sizing and installation, regular maintenance, the current ductwork, type of thermostat, functionality of the cooled space, etc. That’s why maintenance is so important for your air conditioning system.
Polar Bear Air Conditioning offers a variety of high energy-efficient air conditioners for residents throughout Grand Cayman, including George Town, West Bay, Patrick’s Island, Cayman Kai, East End, North Side, South Sound, and Bodden Town. We would also be happy to make a trip to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to assist in your next high efficiency AC installation. Call to schedule a free quote to update to a more efficient AC system today! Or check out our annual Discount Service Club maintenance program. Polar Bear is here to answer all your AC needs.