A/C Efficiency

The efficiency of air conditioners is often rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) which is defined by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. The SEER rating of a air conditioning unit is the cooling output during a typical cooling-season divided by the total electric energy input during the same period. The higher the unit's SEER rating the more energy efficient it is. In the U.S., the SEER is the ratio of cooling in British Thermal Unit (BTU) to the energy consumed in watt-hours.

Heating and cooling can account for about half of a home’s total utility bill.* By upgrading to a high-efficiency system, you can cut your energy costs while keeping your family perfectly comfortable. Use the calculator below to see how much you could save.

1) Click the "*BASED ON" tab to change to your home state. Trust me. Changing this to Florida makes a BIG difference.

2)Slide the slider bar to change the efficiency to see how a new air conditioner can save you money but just remember, today's air conditioners start at 14 SEER.
3) The amounts are currently set up for 11 cents per kilowatt. Click on "Customize to Your Home" to change the price per kilowatt to your current power bill charges.

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