There are many factors that determine just how much you can save with a high efficiency air conditioner. These can range from the systems settings and design to equipment maintenance and repair. For a baseline estimate of how much upgrading to a high efficiency system could save you, check out your current system’s SEER rating and your annual cooling costs. Older systems will have a poor rating (usually 10 or lower), especially if installed before 1992. For example, a household system with a SEER rating of 8, which currently spends the average annual energy costs of $1,000, could reduce those costs to around $410 each year by upgrading to a high efficiency 19.5 rated system. For those keeping score at home, that’s a cost reduction of almost 60%. Additionally, a household with a 12 rated SEER system that costs around $533 annually, could actually be spending as little as $356 with an 18 rated SEER system. The bottom line is that although high efficiency air conditioning systems cost more up front, they will pay for themselves within just a few cooling seasons. With that bit of arithmetic in mind, make the right choice and call us at Approved Comfort to get the ball rolling on installing a new high efficiency air conditioner.
Even though the time for air conditioner use has long since passed, if you’re thinking of replacing your heating system, it might be a good idea to consider doing the same for your cooling system. If they are both close in age, need constant repairs, or have just been acting a little out of the ordinary, it’s probably time they were updated. Replacing your systems will make them run more reliably and efficiently, while also making it more cost-efficient for you.
Paying for your new complete Nicor system replacement will also be cost-efficient with these rebate offers:
- Installing a high-efficiency furnace with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 92% and a central air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14.5, gets you a rebate of $700
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 92% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $800 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $800 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $900 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $900 rebate
- A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $1,000 rebate