Did you know that buying an air conditioner with a good SEER can improve your energy efficiency and save you money? Here’s how: Your air conditioner’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a measure of how much energy it uses in a year. A system with a low SEER is much less energy efficient and costs more to operate. It increases your energy consumption. A system with a high SEER reaps greater energy efficiency. Its reduced energy consumption means greater savings on your energy bills!
We’ve Come a Long Way
Years ago, SEERs were as low as 6. Today, they range from about 13 to 25. Since 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy requires all AC systems in California to have SEERs of 14 or higher. If your system is 10 or 15 years old, you could benefit significantly in comfort and savings by installing a newer, more energy efficient system. At Grimes, we’ll help you find the system that’s right for your comfort needs and your budget.
To find out how much you can save with an upgrade, check out this energy efficiency calculator. This energy monitor is an easy way to estimate how your savings can pile up.