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Are Air Conditioners Getting More Expensive?

With rising energy costs, it may seem to you that it’s costing more and more each year to run your air conditioning system. Perhaps you’re tempted to avoid using it for as long as possible to save some hard-earned cash. But honestly, this isn’t economical nor is it practical.

Rather, you want to find ways to enjoy the cooling comfort of your AC while remaining budget friendly in the process. If your system is over a decade old, then the best way to do this is to replace it with an air conditioner unit that has a much higher efficiency. But will this really save you money?

The short answer is yes. Keep reading to learn why!

It’s All about the SEER Ratio

Whatever your upfront costs may be to install a brand new, high-efficiency air conditioning unit, you’ll discover that those costs can be recouped, and that your monthly energy bills will likely decrease. There’s no reason for you to suffer in stifling heat nor is there a reason for you to be spending more money than necessary on your air conditioning needs.

This is where the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) ratio comes in. This is a measurement of the cooling power that a unit provides, divided by the amount of electricity it used over the course of a cooling season. To receive the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR label of efficiency, it’s SEER must be at least 14. High efficiency systems—systems that will save you money—are those that have a SEER ratio in the 21 range.

When your high efficiency HVAC system is professionally installed and serviced by one of our professionals, it will ultimately help you save money as it won’t have to work as hard as a lower efficiency unit would to do its job.

Call Your HVAC experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service today for quality air conditioning tips and services in Kaysville, UT.

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