How Much Will a SEER Home AC Save Me Over My Current System?

Another sweltering North Carolina summer is almost here. Instead of planning a trip to the beach, will you use that hard-earned money to repair your old, worn-out air conditioner?

Make a new plan. When you invest in AC replacement with a SEER 13 unit, you’ll get an energy-efficient unit that costs less to run and will save you the headaches of costly repairs.

What Is a SEER Rating?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio. In the simplest terms, the SEER number tells you how energy efficient your AC unit is. The higher the SEER number, the less electricity your AC unit uses.

To determine a SEER rating, the ratio of the cooling output of an AC taken over an entire season is divided by the watt-hours of energy used. It’s important to know that the SEER number represents the maximum amount of energy efficiency your air conditioner can attain. If you turn your unit on and off a lot or change the thermostat settings frequently, you will not realize your SEER rating potential. If you have to crank the thermostat down just maintain a comfortable temperature, you should consider AC replacement sooner rather than later.

You can find the SEER rating on your current unit by checking a few different places:

  • On a sticker placed on the indoor air handler
  • On the logo plate of the condenser
  • At the beginning of the model number on a sticker on the condenser

How Much Money Can I Save with a SEER 13 AC Unit?

You can enjoy significant energy savings with a new SEER 13 air conditioner. If you have a SEER unit of 9 or 10, which was standard in 1990s, you’re paying around $555 a year in cooling costs. With a SEER 13 unit, you’d pay about $384 a year – a 30% savings. Electricity savings over the lifespan of your new unit with a SEER 13 AC replacement:

  • 5 years – $850
  • 10 years –  $1,700
  • 15 years – (expected lifetime of an AC unit) $2,560

More Reasons You Might Benefit from AC Replacement in North Carolina

Now that you know how much you can save in energy costs by investing in a new SEER 13 air conditioner, consider these signs that it’s time to purchase a new unit:

  • You air conditioner needs frequent repairs.
  • Your AC unit is 15 years old or older.
  • You notice your energy bills increasing each month.
  • Your air conditioner doesn’t effectively cool your home.

Why Choose Comfort Services for AC Replacement?

Don’t try to make it through one more summer with your old, worn-out air conditioner. Let the experts of Comfort Services install a new SEER 13 unit for your home. Not only will you and your family stay cool with your brand new, reliable AC unit, you’ll rest easier knowing you’re reducing your cooling costs by 30% a year. Call us today at 919-646-8019 or visit us online for more information on AC replacement.

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