Is your air conditioner more than a decade old? … Yikes! That’s not good! While your relic of an air conditioning unit may still work, you may also be paying too much in energy costs by running it.
Today’s air conditioning units are designed and built with new standards of energy efficiency, as proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy in September of 2014:
“The Department of Energy (DOE) proposed new efficiency standards today that would slash commercial rooftop air conditioner energy use by about 30%. The proposed standards would achieve the largest national energy savings of any standard ever issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.
“DOE estimates that over the lifetime of units sold over thirty years, the proposed standards would save businesses between $16 and $50 billion and reduce electricity consumption by about 1.3 trillion kilowatt-hours, or enough energy to cool all the commercial buildings in the U.S. for 7 years. The new standards would net a typical building owner between $3,500 and $16,500 over the life of a single commercial rooftop air conditioner.” – American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
So now that you know that newly manufactured air conditioners are built with government-enforced energy efficiency standards, why are you still running that old energy-wasting piece of junk? It’s time to get yourself a new AC unit.
Here are some of the benefits of getting a new, energy-saving air conditioning system installed:
So Fresh, So Green
Energy efficiency saves money. Yes, we know, thank you Captain Obvious! Of course the benefit most people think about first is saving money! Improving your home’s energy efficiency will create a happier home, and a much happier bank account! Just in case you didn’t read the block quote above, the new efficiency standards on ENERGY STAR-rated appliances can help you reduce your property’s energy consumption by as much as 30%! And we live in Florida. Tampa Bay, specifically, and you know how hot it can get here and how hard your air conditioner has to work to keep your house cool.
Think About the Children
Energy consumption consumes natural resources. So … again thanks to Captain Obvious … the less natural resources that are consumed, the better off Momma Earth will be able to take care of your children … and their children … and their children … and … you get the point!
Breathe Better Air
Energy-efficient air conditioning units significantly improve the indoor air quality in your home. Air duct cleaning service also increases your air conditioner’s efficiency and improves indoor air quality by eliminating dust, odors, mold, and allergens. So if you want to breathe better while reducing your energy consumption, you better get rid of that old AC unit or at the very least schedule regular maintenance and air duct cleaning services from (shameless plug) Super Heat and Air!
A comfortable home is a happy home. If you read this far into this post, you know that a brand new energy-efficient air conditioner improves indoor air quality. And that means you have increased comfort in your cozy home. And the fact that you’re paying way less money to keep your home clean and cool and you’re not stressing over how high your next electric bill wil be should already make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
Prime Your Property
Much like car buyers who are concerned about gas mileage, home buyers look into energy efficiency when considering the purchase of a home. Energy-efficient upgrades and improvements to a property such as ENERGY STAR-rated air conditioners can increase property values and help them sell faster.
Of course, we all know too well that at the time of this writing (January 2016, to be exact), we have entered everybody’s favorite time of the year … No, not Gasparilla: tax season! Did you know that if your AC unit meets Energy Efficient Ratio and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio requirements, then you’re actually eligible to receive a 30 percent federal tax credit from the IRS? Don’t know if yours does? No problem! Before you file your taxes this year, schedule an appointment with one of our expert heating and cooling technicians to find out!
Seriously, if we haven’t sold you on replacing your old energy-guzzling air conditioning unit with a new energy-efficient AC unit by now, call Super Heat and Air today to find out how you can save even more money with our AC Financing plans.