The average American homeowner spends $110.20 per month on electric bills, and that doesn't count a boost in consumption during the warm summer months. That totals $1,322.40 per year spent keeping the lights on and your home cool. How much can you really save on your electric bill by installing a new air conditioner?
All air conditioners have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, also known as SEER. New air conditioner models have higher SEER ratings, which translates to more efficient operation and lower electric bills. Replacing a model that is 10 years old, or older, with a new air conditioner can result in a monthly savings of 20 to 40% on your electric bill. The older your current unit is, the greater the savings you'll enjoy by installing a new air conditioner. As you shop with Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning, ask about models with a SEER rating of 15 or higher.
There's no need to stop at buying a new air conditioner, as you can realize greater savings on your electric bill through proper installation of that new unit as well. Climate Control recommends conducting a sizing calculation to ensure the new air conditioner unit you choose is capable of heating a home with your square footage. Also, it is advisable to have your air ducts examined for potential leakage.
Poor connection points, holes, and other punctures to your vents can result in air leakage, meaning your AC unit is cooling air but not all of it is pumping through the house. Air leaks can add 20 to 40% to your monthly electric bill.
Contact Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning to find out more about how a new air conditioner can cut your electric costs, and schedule a consultation today.Back to Posts