Ways toSave Moneyon your Air Conditioning Costs
Save Money by purchasing a High Efficiency AC Unit and obtain an CPS rebate incentive of up to $950 and/or a tax credit of up to $1500.
The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of this going to heating and cooling costs. Frio Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help you make smart decisions about your home or business’ heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that can help save you money.
What is the 13 SEER Standard?
The efficiency of air conditioning equipment refers to the amount of cooling it delivers, compared to the amount of electricity it consumes. It is expressed as SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.
Install a programmable thermostat so you can vary the temperature according to when you’re home. Set it to 78 degrees when you’re home. If you’ll be gone for more than a few hours, it makes sense to set the air conditioning at 85 degrees while you’re gone.
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Perform regular maintenance on your air conditioning unit. Replace the filter monthly during the cooling season and have a professional service your system at the beginning of each cooling season.
When you’re shopping for a central air conditioning system, make sure the SEER number (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is 13 or better (14 in warmer climates). A less efficient system will cost you more to run. Look for an EER (energy efficiency ratio) of 11 or higher for room air conditioners. A high efficiency unit costs more, but if you live in a hot climate, it will pay for itself in a few years by reducing electricity bills.
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