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At Del-Air Heating & Air Conditioning, we always talk about the importance of having a high-efficiency AC system, but how much, you might wonder, does it matter? A leader in Tampa air conditioning installation and repair, Del-Air recognizes that high-efficiency AC units might cost more in the short term. However, in the long run, buying an AC with a higher SEER rating can save you big bucks in utility costs. Further, the higher the efficiency rating of your AC, the less money it will cost to operate.

Understanding SEER Units

SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is a metric used to assess the efficiency of AC units. The higher the SEER rating of a particular system, the more efficient it will be in cooling your home.

It’s important to note that the U.S. government sets guidelines for new AC equipment. As of January 2006, all central air equipment must possess a minimum SEER of 13. However, homeowners can opt to purchase units with SEERs as high as 23. For a unit to possess the coveted Energy Star label, it must boast a minimum SEER level of 14.

SEER measurements aren’t just numbers—they also determine how much money a family spends on utilities. If your current AC model is 10 years or older, switching it out for a high-efficiency model can save you 20% to 40% a month in energy costs.

The below tables reveal how higher SEER levels translate to higher savings for families:

Your Existing HVAC Efficiency: SEER of 6

New Air Conditioner EfficiencyExpected Reduction in Electricity
SEER 1349%
SEER 1456%
SEER 1563%
SEER 1670%

Your Existing HVAC Efficiency: SEER of 7

New Air Conditioner EfficiencyExpected Reduction in Electricity
SEER 1342%
SEER 1449%
SEER 1556%
SEER 1663%

Your Existing HVAC Efficiency: SEER of 8

New Air Conditioner EfficiencyExpected Reduction in Electricity
SEER 1335%
SEER 1442%
SEER 1549%
SEER 1656%

Your Existing HVAC Efficiency: SEER of 9

New Air Conditioner EfficiencyExpected Reduction in Electricity
SEER 1328%
SEER 1435%
SEER 1542%
SEER 1649%

Your Existing HVAC Efficiency: SEER of 10

New Air Conditioner EfficiencyExpected Reduction in Electricity
SEER 1321%
SEER 1428%
SEER 1535%
SEER 1642%

Contact Our HVAC Specialists
At Del-Air, we know that an old or malfunctioning AC unit can wreak havoc on your utility costs. For more information on what new higher-SEER HVAC units can do for your energy bills, contact the Tampa air conditioning professionals at Del-Air today at(855) 972-9943.