If your air conditioning system has been working fine for many years now, then you can consider yourself very lucky to have equipment that is still lasting.
The older the unit, the less energy efficient it is. With that being said, the result is of course, is a high energy bill every month, no thanks to the fact that your existing AC unit has a low SEER like all other older air conditioning units. In Florida, the minimum efficiency unit is 14 SEER, with most older units being anywhere from 10-13 SEER.
What is SEER?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency. Generally, the higher the SEER, the more energy-efficient it is.
Many HVAC manufactures have been working hard to make sure you, the client is getting the most efficiency possibly out of your unit. The components of your HVAC system will better determine the efficiency of your unit. Here is why the better the SEER rating, the better usage you will receive from your system.
The higher the SEER on the HVAC system, the less energy it uses. Say you currently have a 10 SEER system and upgrade to a 20 SEER system, you are cutting your HVAC electric usage in half. This will then cut costs on your monthly electric use and show a reduction in your electric bill.
Imagine putting in a 25 SEER system and the savings you would see monthly.
Improved Moisture Removal
One of the biggest benefits of a higher SEER system is being able to control humidity or moisture in the air. With the high SEER systems, they cycle longer at lower pressures. With these longer cycles there are fewer opportunities for mold or other humidity- related issues to take place. Also, the higher SEER systems will allow you to control the humidity in your home or office. In Florida you want to keep your indoor humidity somewhere between 45%-55%. Being able to control this helps out with how the system is running.
Are you always looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? By installing a high SEER HVAC system, you will be reducing the pollution you are adding to the air. Also, with any new system, doesn’t matter what SEER, it will have safer refrigerants. With all of these components, you will leave less of a carbon footprint in the lovely world we live in!
Government and Private Sector Rebates and Incentives
One thing you need to know about newer, high SEER AC units is that they have much higher price tags than your old system. However, your investment will go a long way and will save you money in the long run.
Along with your monthly electric bill savings, you might be entitled to rebates from your local electrical company or local, state federal government. Typically, the higher the SEER the higher the rebate.
Future Buyers Will Go for a High SEER System
Nowadays, buyers are becoming more conscious about helping the environment. They are paying more attention to what is and isn’t eco-friendly. Buyers are now looking for things such as HVAC SEER, hot water heaters, roof coverings, windows, appliances, etc. When adding a higher SEER HVAC system to your home or office you will attract more buyers when you are ready to sell.
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