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The cost of living in Stamford, Connecticut is continuing to rise and so are electricity prices, which is why a high-efficiency air conditioner is can be very beneficial. As a homeowner in Connecticut, an important question you should be asking yourself is; “how much will I save every month on my electricity bill with a new, more energy efficient AC system?”. Research indicates that if you purchase and install a new energy efficient AC system, the amount of money that you save on your electric bills should cover your costs within 10 years.

When selecting a high-efficiency air conditioner, it is highly recommended the energy efficiency ratio referred to as (EER) rating be 10 or above and the seasonal energy efficiency ratio referred to as (SEER) rating for central air conditioners must be 12 or above.

Why Choose a High Efficiency Air Conditioning System?

Lower Energy Costs: A homeowners top priority when installing a High efficiency air conditioning unit is usually lowering their month bills. High efficiency units are cheaper to run because they use less energy. In some cases switching out an old unit with a unit with a rating of 16 can reduce your monthly energy costs by nearly 50%.

Tax incentives: Switching out your old unit with a high efficiency unit could result in government or manufacturer rebates. This can significantly decrease your cost for purchase and installation of your unit; coupled with lower energy bills, a high efficiency unit can save your household some serious cash in the long run.

Total Home Comfort: With a high efficiency unit clean air is pulled into the air handler unit from each room through return-air ducts. The system filters the air that passes through it, removing airborne particles, like lint, and allergens, like dust, pollen and pet dander. Filtered air is then re-routed back to the rooms via a separate ductwork system. These systems can even trap the most microscopic pollutants.

If you are interested in replacing your old central air conditioning unit or are building a new home and are considering a high efficiency unit to cool your new home, contact the Connecticut HVAC professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating today!