Advancements in Air Conditioning Technology

It has probably been a long time since you had to think about purchasing a new cooling system. Your AC unit may have been in your home 10, 15 or even 20 years or more. If the time has come to consider getting a new one, you’ll be happy to know that air conditioning technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, offering better comfort and more convenience than ever before. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove would like to share some information that might even make you look forward to having a new cooling system in your home.

Energy Efficiency

The biggest advancement in air conditioning technology over the last decade has been in the area of energy efficiency. Today’s models can help you save an incredible amount of money in the long run – in fact, they can actually more than pay for themselves in cost savings. If you are thinking of selling your home, a new AC system could go a long way in making it more attractive to buyers.

When you’re shopping around, make special note of the SEER rating of the units you are considering. SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is, in a nutshell, a measurement of just how efficient a cooling system is. Ratings range from 9 SEER all the way to 23 SEER and more – the higher the rating, the more efficient the system is. However, a higher-rated system will also cost more.


Another important improvement in air conditioning technology is the unprecedented convenience features that are available. For example, zoned air conditioning systems allow you to control the amount of air each part of your home receives. There are also models that have remote controls so you can change the temperature without having to get up from your favorite chair or get out of bed. Programmable thermostats give you an even higher level of control over your system, and allow you to keep the temperature higher when you’re away from home so you don’t waste energy. Some thermostats can even sync up with your smartphone so that your home will be cool and comfortable as soon as you step through your front door.

If you are interested in learning more about advancements in air conditioning technology or you would like to schedule an appointment with an expert, call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove at (847) 744-9447 or contact us online.