- 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!
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.