Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioning Systems
Your home central air conditioning system is the largest appliance in your home and is the largest consumer of energy. With a little thought and planning you can reduce your annual electric bill by 30 to 50%. The efficiency of central air conditioners is measured by a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). If your system is 4 or 5 years old it probably has a rating of 10 SEER or less. Government standards require all new systems be 13 SEER or above.
The savings from a 10 SEER system to a 13 SEERsystem could be 30% energy savings alone. The higher the SEER rating, the more savings you can expect. Heat Pump systems versus straight Electric systems can save another 30% in Heating mode. The cost of new equipment and installation will go higher each year. Prices of High or Ultra High Efficiency systems & Heat Pumps are as Low as they ever will be,right now!So start saving NOW! Don’t wait! Upgrade to a High or Ultra High Efficiency system today!
So, it makes sense to upgrade your system as soon as you can. Also, you can be proud to know that you’re an Environmentally Conscious Consumer because most High and Ultra High Efficiency systems use the new Environmentally Friendly R-410a refrigerant. You will save Money on your annual energy cost, help to save our Environment, and add value to your home for the future. All are wise decisions. But, that’s not all you need to consider.
How it’s installed and maintained are crucial to its ability to save energy and have a long life span. Proper installation and start up is critical to a systems efficiency and performance. Also, a maintenance plan can extend a systems life span by 5 to 10 years. Your families comfort and home value in the future is well worth the cost now versus a few years from now.
What S.E.E.R to buy?
Greater Operational Efficiency
For every $100 spent to cool your home using a 10.0 SEER air conditioner, a 17.0 SEER air conditioner cost you approximately $59. Actual savings will depend on the efficiency or your current system compared to the efficiency of a new system. Replacing systemsolder than 15 years (6 or 8 SEER), could save you even more.
Repair or service questions?
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Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), is most commonly used to measure the efficiency of a central air conditioner. It measures how efficiently a cooling system will operate over an entire season.The higher the SEER, the more efficient the air conditioner. Technically speaking, SEER is a measure of equipment the total cooling of a central air conditioner or heat pump (in Btu) during the normal cooling season as compared to the total electric energy input (in watt-hours) consumed during the same period.
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) is a measure of how efficiently a cooling system will operate when the outdoor temperature is at a specific level (95F). In technical terms, EER is the steady-state rate of heat energy removal (i.e. cooling capacity) by the product measured in Btuh divided by the steady-state rate of energy input to the product measured in watts. This ratio is expressed in Btuh/watt. The higher the EER, the more efficient the air conditioner.
Both SEER and EER are included in the ENERGY STAR specification because each rating indicates the energy efficiency of the product under different operating modes. SEER rating more accurately reflects overall system efficiency on a seasonal basis and EER reflects the system’s energy efficiency at peak day operations. Both ratings are important when choosing a product.
Heat Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) is the most commonly used measure of a heat pumps heating efficiency. It represents the total heating output of a heat pump (including supplementary electric heat) during the normal heating season (in Btu) as compared to the total electricity consumed (in watt-hours) during the same period. HSPF is based on tests performed in accordance with AHRI 210/240 (formerly ARI Standard 210/240)1.