The energy savings with the new high-efficiency air-conditioning systems being sold in the United States can add up very quickly. If you upgrade the system in your home in the Cleveland area, you can expect to see your energy bills go down 20 to 40% this summer. The savings will depend on the age of your current HVAC system, any unit manufactured before 2006 burns up more energy than the new high-efficiency air-conditioning systems.
The potential energy savings will also depend on the size of your home and how much you run the air conditioner in the summer. As a general rule, you can expect to save 30% off your electric bill by operating a new air conditioning system that meets the current government efficiency standards. The previous standard was a SEER rating of 10 but the government raised that to 13, five years ago. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.
In the Greater Cleveland area, the air conditioner runs for about five months at a high cost to the typical homeowner. If you cut those bills by as much as 30 percent, as the government suggests, with installation of a high-efficiency air-conditioning system, you could save substantially over the life of the new air conditioning unit. If your current system is 10 to 15 years old, the energy savings will be all the more.
To be sure that your new high-efficiency air-conditioning unit meets U.S. Department of Energy standards, look for the Energy Star label. This is a sign that the equipment will conserve energy and meets all federal requirements for efficiency. When you buy Energy Star appliances, you may also qualify for tax credits from the federal government to defer the cost.
If you have any questions about what type of high-efficiency air-conditioning system is best for your home in Northeast Ohio, contact Geisel Heating Air Conditioning and Plumbing.
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