It’s summertime, and the living is easy and cool when you have an air conditioner that works efficiently. If your older system is not working properly, it is probably time for a Durham AC replacement to restore the comfort in your home. Families who live in the South are especially aware of the higher heat and humidity that the summer season brings. Having an energy saving central air conditioning system is not a luxury, but a necessity during the sweltering days. The number of single-family homes in our region that have central AC systems has risen over the past years (nearly 100 million homes in the U.S.) due to new home construction trends, improved energy efficiency regulations, and the population growth in the South.
New Home Builders are Building Larger Homes that Require Better Cooling Systems
A small-sized ranch home can be cooled efficiently with a single air conditioning unit. However, the trend with Durham AC installations is to install an upstairs and downstairs unit in the new, larger 2500+ square foot homes in our area. When one unit tries to cool both floors of a larger home, there can be some rooms that do not feel comfortable during certain seasons of the year. Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling evaluates your floorplan and insulation qualities of your home to determine the best-sized system that will comfortably and efficiently cool all of the rooms in your home. Frequently, two AC systems are needed to effectively cool homes that are built with larger interiors. This is one of the reasons why 85% of homes in the South use central air conditioning systems, according to The U.S. Energy Administration (www.eia.gov):
“The latest results from the 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that 87 percent of U.S. households are now equipped with AC. This growth occurred among all housing types and in every Census. Wider use has coincided with much-improved energy efficiency standards for AC equipment, a population shift to hotter and more humid regions, and a housing boom during which average housing sizes increased.”
Durham AC Replacements with Improved Efficiency Provide Expert Cooling for a Growing Population
The population growth in our area is evident when traveling on our interstates, or seeing new subdivisions and homes being built on a regular basis. There is a reason why families and businesses are moving south to the Carolinas. Our milder winter temperatures combined with a reasonable cost of living are some of the great reasons why people move here from other areas. In Durham, AC installations are continuing to escalate to keep up with the growing population, and the demand for the most energy-efficient air conditioners continues to rise. According to www.eia.gov, the type of new home construction to accommodate higher efficiency HVAC systems has led to the AC saturation in our region:
“The rise of air conditioning systems has also influenced the type of home space heating systems found in newer construction. Central air conditioning and central space heating equipment often work in tandem or as a unified system. About 91% of homes built since 2000 have a main space heating system that includes central ducts; for homes built before 1940, that number is just 50%.”
Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling provides Durham AC replacements and new system installations to help families and businesses receive cool and clean air throughout the summer season. A Southern lifestyle is complete with a highly efficient, dependable air conditioning system so you can enjoy outdoor life and indoor living in comfort. Call us today for all of your heating and cooling needs: (919) 813-2556.
(Source: Air Conditioning in Nearly 100 Million U.S. Homes, www.eia.gov, August 19, 2011)