Save money on your next energy bill!

W hen selecting your next air conditioner, ask your contractor for an ENERGY STAR® qualified system. With no compromise to system quality, you know that it meets strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Making the choice to buy an ENERGY STAR® qualified air conditioner will save you money and help to protect our environment.
ENERGY STAR’s high-efficiency guidelines apply to cooling equipment with efficiency ratings of 14.5 SEER and 12.0 EER or higher for split systems and 14.0 SEER and 11.0 EER or higher for package systems. Get your equipment up to speed with the correct settings right away.  This will keep your monthly energy costs down. By following the guides and tips on this page, you will find your next bill a little thinner than last month's.

What are SEER and EER?

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is the measure of a unit’s average energy efficiency over a cooling season.  The federal energy-efficiency standard for new equipment changed in January of 2006 from 10.0 SEER to 13.0 SEER. Units manufactured after January 23, 2006 must have a SEER rating of 13.0 or higher. While 13.0 SEER equipment may be more efficient than your current system, it is now considered standard efficiency.

System Components Must Match

There are two types of systems; package units that contain their components in a single enclosure, and split systems that have an outdoor condensing unit and an indoor coil. If you choose a split system, the condensing unit and the coil components must be matched and replaced together when a new system is installed to ensure that your new cooling equipment performs at its peak efficiency.