Understanding efficiency & operating cost.
Like many other appliances, the cost of your indoor comfort system includes not only its initial price, but also the ongoing costs of operation and maintenance. This means that the cooling and heating equipment and controls that you select today will continue to impact your finances for as long as you live in your home. That's why investing in a high efficiency comfort system makes sense.
A Wise Investment
Your heating and air conditioning typically account for more than 40% of your home's annual energy costs. In effect, your indoor comfort system is the only part of your home that can actually pay for itself while also providing the added benefits of increased comfort and quieter operation.
The Impact of SEER Rating on Energy Costs
For every $100 you spend to cool your home using a 10 SEER system, you would spend considerably less using a system of 12 SEER of higher. For example, if your annual cooling costs were $1,000 with a 10 SEER system, they could be reduced to $710 with a 14 SEER system.
Other Energy Efficiency Factors
Although the efficiency of your cooling and heating equipment will have the greatest impact on your energy usage, other factors will also help reduce energy costs.