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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average American household spends about $1,000 a year on operating an air conditioning system. If you are among those paying that much to keep your home comfortable throughout the warmer months, our certified HVAC technicians at Approved Comfort can help you switch to a high efficiency system, saving you up to 60% of those costs. You can identify these high efficiency systems by their SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). Air conditioning systems with a high SEER means you get more cool air per electricity wattage used. Although these systems have higher up-front costs than lower efficiency models, they will ultimately save money for those living in regions with long cooling seasons and have high energy bills. High efficiency air conditioning systems also use an environmentally friendly refrigerant called R-410A, allowing you to do your part to protect the environment while saving on your energy bill.

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. 

 

 

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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