For Electric Customers
Cooling and heating costs account for half of your home's total energy bill and may cost the average homeowner as much as $1,000 a year. Replacing an older central air conditioning unit that was installed in the 1990s, with a newer ENERGY STAR® certified model could cut electric cooling costs by 30%.
The SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, identifies the efficiency of the air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the less energy it uses to cool. Older units may have a SEER rating of 8, while ENERGY STAR models
must be 14 SEER or higher. Improvements in technology have pushed some ENERGY STAR certified units
over 25 SEER rating.