Energy Savings Calculator
Efficient thinking adds up to big savings.
Heating and cooling can account for more than half of your home’s total utility bill.* So when looking for ways to cut your energy costs, be sure to think about a high-efficiency HVAC and Air conditioning systems. High-efficiency systems are easily identified by reading the yellow-and-black EnergyGuide label found on energy-efficient equipment.
Annual Energy Savings Calculator
Determining when to say goodbye to that inefficient air conditioner or furnace can be difficult.
Our Energy Savings Calculator will help you determine the efficiency of your current cooling or heating system as compared to a newer, more efficient system. You may need to refer to the instruction manual that came with your system to identify tonnage, SEER , AFUE and MBTUH output.
*Based on 2001 DOE national average price for electricity [0.0837/kwh]. Assuming the use of 36,000 BTU nominal capacity. Information derived using Elite Energy Audit Program. Cooling based on Bin data. Operating cost based on 2,100 sq. ft. and occupancy of 4 people. Actual savings may vary.
Repair or Replace?
Newer units in Miami, especially those with ENERGY STAR® labels, operate more efficiently, reduce your energy bill, increase your comfort, and even help protect our environment. You may not realize the amount of money you waste with an AC unit that is less efficient by today’s standards, even if your heating or cooling system is properly maintained.
An air conditioning service check may actually detect a problem before you notice it; catching it in time before more damage is done may extend your unit’s life. Although it’s important to keep in mind that a temporary air conditioning repair may end up costing you more in the long run. Ask yourself the following questions when deciding to repair or replace:
- How old is the equipment?
- Has it been serviced on a regular basis?
- Is it energy efficient?
- Does it use today’s new efficiencies or was it efficient ten or twenty years ago?
You should also be aware that there are standard efficiency ratings that make it easy to compare the performance of different AC systems:
- Air conditioners use SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).
- Furnaces use AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency).
- Heat pump units are also rated by SEER for cooling efficiency and HSPF or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor for heating.
If you are in need of air conditioning repair or air conditioning installation, contact Florida Cooling Air Conditioning Inc.! We provide air conditioning service to residents and businesses in the Miami area. Call us today for Top Rated Local® HVAC and air conditioning service!