Does it seem like every summer your energy bills get higher just to keep your home comfortable? It might not be your imagination. As air conditioning units get older, they can lose efficiency, costing more in electricity to obtain the same results. Plus, older models may not have the same efficiency ratings as newer options. If your AC energy bills are growing, it may be time to consider upgrading to a new system that can worker harder with less energy, decreasing your energy bills and improving your indoor comfort.
Differences in New Air Conditioning Efficiency
When it comes to energy efficiency, air conditioning systems have drastically changed. If you have a unit that is over 13 years old, you may have a model that was not designed with efficiency in mind. The seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER, is what is used to gauge how efficient air conditioning systems are when cooling.
So, does SEER really make a difference? Yes, it certainly does. A newer AC unit with a SEER of 13-23 can cut electricity costs in half over a poor performing, older unit that has a SEER of 6-8. If you are spending $100 or more each month on AC energy, this could mean a $50 savings per month. Many people save hundreds of dollars each year just by upgrading to a more efficient AC system. The new unit can pay for itself in savings alone, plus, many come with improved features and options that can help enhance the comfort of your home.
Before the heat goes up this year, get ready to cool down and cut your energy costs with a new air conditioning system. Contact our team at Sure-Fire to learn more about our efficient air conditioning options for your home in Wisconsin.