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One of the top reasons to buy an energy efficient HVAC unit: they save you money. Most newer units are more energy efficient than the older unit being replaced. There are a few related ways an energy efficient unit can save you money. These include:

  • Newer units have a higher SEER rating.
  • New units usually come with a smart thermostat.
  • Tax credits might be available for energy efficient units.

Get a Higher SEER Rating

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. All air conditioners are given a SEER rating, and the higher SEER number, the more efficient the air conditioner. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Today’s best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid-1970s”.

Use a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats have a host of benefits. They are Wi-Fi enabled, display real-time usage data, and can show system diagnostics. Wi-Fi is great because you can control the unit from anywhere. Usage data helps you plan your monthly usage, and system diagnostics help alert you to exactly what might be wrong with the HVAC system.

Check for Tax Credits

According to Energy Star, an extension is in effect for tax credits on residential AC units: “Tax credits for all residential renewable energy products have been extended through December 31, 2021.” Therefore, make sure you check for a possible tax credit and save some extra money there too!

Contact Us

Allen Service is a full-service plumbing and HVAC company. We are located in Fort Collins, Colorado and serve the surrounding areas as well. Our products include energy efficient thermostats and HVAC systems. Our top energy efficiency service is the Home Performance Improvement analysis. We check a number of systems and fixtures in your home to make sure everything is running at optimal efficiency.

You may contact us via our online contact form. Or, you can call us at 970-306-0568 and we will be able to answer any questions you may have about improving your energy efficiency.