Heating and cooling costs account for nearly half of the the average home’s energy bill, or about $930 a year. According to ENERGY STAR, if your air conditioner unit is more than 12 years old, replacing it with a model certified by their organization, you could cut cooling costs by 30 percent!
Why Choose ENERGY STAR?
In order to earn the ENERGY STAR label, products must meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Choosing ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling equipment can enhance your home’s comfort while saving energy and reducing pollution that harms the Earth. ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioners have higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy efficiency ratio (EER) ratings and use 8 percent less energy than conventional new models.
Should I Buy a Furnace and Air Conditioner at the Same Time?
Especially if your furnace is over 15 years old, it makes sense to buy a new furnace at the same time as your new central air conditioner. This is because the blower motor is what blows cool air from your AC through the ducts to your living area, and the blower motor is part of the furnace. So the best way to ensure your new AC will be able to reach its ENERGY STAR rated efficiency is to replace your furnace at the same time.
Thinking about buying an ENERGY STAR certified AC or furnace? They may be eligible for a rebate from your local Harford County utility company, so consider that when factoring the cost of your purchase.
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Can Help You Choose a New Air Conditioner
Our skilled, licensed HVAC technicians in Harford County are highly knowledgeable about the most energy efficient AC units on the market. The best way to ensure that you get the most benefit from your new purchase is to have a technician take a look at your home to make sure you’re buying the correctly sized unit for your square footage and layout. We are proud to have excellent relationships with providers of the highest quality brands of air conditioners, and we will install your new unit to make sure it works as efficiently as possible. Most importantly, we back all of our installations with an industry leading warranty.
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