Raleigh HVAC Energy Savings Calculator
How Much Can You Save by Upgrading Your Air Conditioning System?
The amount of energy and money you can save by upgrading to an air conditioner with a higher SEER rating depends on the SEER rating of your current system. When you’re choosing a new air conditioner, you’ll want to factor in the amount of money you can save over the lifetime of the unit before making a decision based on price alone.
There are various SEER rating calculators on the Internet (like this one) that will allow you to see how much money you can save based on the SEER rating of your current unit. For example, if you have an air conditioner with a SEER rating of 10 (the federal minimum until 2006) and you upgrade to a unit with a SEER rating of 13 (the current federal minimum), you can save approximately $1,125 in operating costs over the lifetime of your new system. Obviously, the savings will go up as the SEER rating of your new unit increases.
How Efficient Thinking Adds Up to Big Savings
Did you know that heating and cooling usage typically adds up to over half a typical home's utility bill? If you are trying to cut back on energy usage and costs, your HVAC system is the place to start. Having a high-efficiency system in place is one of the best ways to capitalize on savings. You can determine if your heating / cooling system is efficient by looking at the EnergyGuide label, which will display the product's efficiency rating.
To see how efficiency ratings impact your annual energy costs, click on the Energy Savings Calculator below.