When considering replacing or repairing your HVAC equipment, a term that you will hear from your Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical professional is SEER Rating. "SEER" stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. How does SEER rating affect you as a home owner?
The performance of your HVAC system can be measured by the efficiency of your equipment. Simply put, the SEER rating quantifies the amount of energy used to cool or heat a home vs. the amount of cooling and heating emitted from your system. Think of it like the gas mileage in your vehicle. The higher the gas mileage, the greater the fuel savings. The higher the SEER rating, the less energy it takes to cool or heat your home. This means lower utility bills, a smaller impact on our environment, and more dollars in your pocket! The US Department of Energy has created higher efficiency standard as of January 1,2015. There are now new minimum SEER ratings for HVAC equipment. By contacting your Casteel professionals, you can learn more about this new standard.
Approximately 50% of home energy usage is credited to your HVAC system. Prior to making any changes, most homeowners ask how much money will be saved by making the change to higher efficiency equipment. Is it more cost effective to repair vs. replace a unit? These are great questions! Sometimes it makes it easier to put that into a dollar estimate. By looking at the chart to the left, you can estimate your savings!
Often homeowners don’t realize how much money that is wasted by having a less efficient unit. Although it may be running perfectly and you have had Casteel performing the scheduled preventative maintenance regularly; upgrading to a more efficient unit may save you hundreds of dollars annually. Other times, upgrading your system may not be the answer and repairing your system may be better suited to your situation. By speaking with a Casteel professional, they can evaluate your equipment and make recommendations where you can save even more energy dollars such as including a programmable thermostat in your home.
Call Casteel to schedule a free estimate with our System Design Managers. Our employees are highly trained to assist you in this decision making process. As a Trane Titanium Club Member, we emphasis on knowledge and the training of our team and you can be assured that they will take Amazing Care of you. You can also schedule a tune up online or join our Concierge Program and speak with the certified Casteel technician regarding your energy usage. Don’t waste your energy, call the professionals at 770-565-5884 today!