Investing in a high efficiency HVAC unit for your home is something to consider. No matter if it is winter and you have to heat the home, or it is summer and you have to cool it down, it will save money. The first thing to do when looking at the air conditioner rating is to check the SEER number. This is defined as Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The furnace will use at BTU scale to measure the efficiency when operating in your home. If your current air conditioner has a SEER rating of 8, replacing it with a newer one can save you money. In Minnesota, replacing it with a SEER rating of 16 can save you as much as 50% in a year. This will quickly add up in savings.
High Efficiency and Savings
Saving money over time is one of the best reason to invest in a high efficiency unit now. Air conditioners can last several years, which will add up to large savings. Since this year has been hot and humid, predications are people will use their air conditioners over 60 days. This will result in over 1,440 hours that the air conditioner is running! Since it runs that long, it only makes sense to save as much money as possible.
Overall, the average home as the air conditioner operating for eight months. This is typically mid September through mid May. If you increase the efficiency of the unit, the savings range from at least $60 to $120 each month. If you have any questions about what type of air conditioner is best for your home, contact us.
There are some utility companies that offer rebates for an efficiency HVAC system. No matter if it is the air conditioner or the furnace, having an efficient system can qualify for certain rebates. Make sure to check into your local one to find out further details.