Energy efficient air conditioning units are more common given government regulations. While older systems can still be used, when replacing a unit, minimum standard will apply. According to Energy.gov, “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. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.”
What Is A SEER Rating?
The SEER measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency. A SEER rating is a maximum efficiency rating, similar to the miles per gallon for your car. Your car might get 28 miles per gallon on the highway, but if you’re stuck in city traffic it could be lower. If your air conditioner is 21 SEER, that’s its maximum efficiency. For Las Vegas, we are in the Southwest region of the country, It’s recommended that we have a SEER rating of at least 14. This efficiency is designed to give us the best running system while keeping the energy costs to the lowest point possible.
For the latest minimum standards, visit Energy.gov
Superior Heating & Air
At Superior, we install energy efficient air conditioning units based on the job specification. This means that depending on the duct work and the size of the current unit, we recommend what’s right for you. This is not a one size fits all.
Cost depends on the location of the unit (roof or on the ground), current condition of connections and duct work and other factors depending on the age of the home. We are always at your service to repair or replace and HVAC unit. For questions regarding the replacement of your HVAC unit, call us (702) 324-7597.