Beginning in 2023, all new residential central air-conditioning and air-source heat pump systems sold in the United States will be required to meet new minimum energy efficiency standards.
Below, You’ll find a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the benefits of upgrading your AC System.
Is 14 SEER good enough?
The current national minimum requirement for SEER rating is 13. Despite this, 14 SEER units are still incredibly energy efficient. Most 14 SEER systems are 20-30% more energy efficient than air conditioning systems from just 15 years ago.
What is the difference between 10 SEER and 14 SEER?
A 14 SEER air conditioner removes 85% of the humidity from the air in your home and is 67% more efficient than a standard 10 SEER unit. The 15 SEER air conditioner removes 83% of the humidity from the air in your home and is 69% more efficient than a standard 10 SEER unit.
Is it worth going from 14 SEER to 16 SEER?
A 16 SEER unit is about 13% more efficient than a 14 SEER. For every $100 you spend to cool your home with a 14 SEER, you could save $13 on your monthly bill by upgrading to the 16 SEER unit. But just like gas mileage, your ability to meet this maximum efficiency and savings depends on a lot of other factors.
What SEER rating should I purchase?
For most homeowners, opting for a unit with a SEER between 15 and 18 is a good choice because it’s a balance between the money you’ll spend for the unit and the amount you’ll save on utility costs.
Is 15 SEER worth the money?
Advantages – When you want good efficiency at lower cost, look to 15 SEER air conditioners and heat pumps. They have the lowest cost of operation among single-stage units. Offer up to 50% higher efficiency than a standard air conditioner. Provide the quietest operation of any single-stage unit on the market.
Should I replace my 20 year old HVAC? Your HVAC System is More Than 10 Years Old
The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 15 to 20 years, but as these systems age, they tend to get less efficient. If your HVAC is over 10 years old, consider replacing it with a more energy-efficient unit, such as one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label.
Information Source: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=energy+savings+seer+10+vs.+seer+14
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) estimates that 76 million primary occupied U.S. homes (64% of the total) use central air-conditioning equipment, and about 13 million homes (11%) use heat pumps for heating or cooling. When defining the new standards, DOE calculated that, in total, households using central air conditioners or heat pumps will collectively save $2.5 billion to $12.2 billion on energy bills during the 30-year period following implementation of the standards.
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