Helpful Hints- Choosing your new Energy Efficient Air Conditioning System and Furnace and Maintaining It-
An under-sized air conditioner not only won’t keep the home cool but will keep trying, wasting electricity and running up the household’s energy bills. A too-small unit won’t be able to balance the air cooled in the unit’s condenser with the humid, expended air that the evaporator draws out from the home.
SEER Rating Explained
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the measure of efficiency by which the cooling process of air conditioners and heat pumps is rated. The higher the SEER number, the greater the efficiency—and therefore greater energy savings. Today, U.S. regulatory agencies require all new products to have a 13.0 SEER rating or better. SEER ratings typically range from of 13.0 to 24. Essentially, the higher the SEER rating on your air conditioner, the more efficient it will be. Unfortunately, as SEERs go up so does the price of equipment. But, the higher the SEER the less energy your air conditioner will use…this equals lower electric bills! For example:
So, your initial cost of equipment for a higher SEER machine might be high, but your electric bills will be less which over time the savings will offset the high price. In addition, you may be eligible for rebates through the local utility company. Third Generation Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you through the process of applying for any rebates and tax credits you may qualify for.