Living in South Florida during the winters can seem like a never-ending vacation with the cool winter months and the clear sunny skies. But, the summer can be quite different, and it starts to get warm early in South Florida. Although the season summer officially starts in the month of June, the temperature feels like summer way before June. And, this is reflected in our electric bill. In South Florida, central Air Conditioners account for 27% of the energy bill.
If you’re like most people, you’re not happy with the thought of spending so much on your electric bill, but that comfort does come at a cost, and like most of us you’ve probably just come to accept it. However, installing a modern energy-efficient unit can save you up to 40% on your cooling costs.
It’s hard to overlook the large up-front costs that come from installing a new AC unit. However, there are a few financial benefits to upgrading your AC that are both short-term and long-term benefits.
The first place you see the benefits would be in your monthly electric bill. Of course, the amount you save depends on many factors and characteristics of the new unit, but the end result is reducing your monthly electricity bill.
Modern Air Conditioners are up to 40 percent more efficient than units that are 10 years old or older. Advancements in technology have made it so that these units are more efficient in cooling your home than ever before.
One of the long-term benefits of upgrading is you’re adding value to your home. And, if you’re going from wall units to a central unit, the National Association of Realtors notes that your home’s value will increase, as much as 12%.
This single piece of technology can help reduce your bill even more. Unlike conventional thermostats that simply trigger on when the temperature gets too high, Smart Thermostats can be configured around your schedule. So, when you’re not home the temperature can be slightly higher. Meaning your AC unit stays off for most of the day. Then when it detects that you’re on your way home, it can start to cool your home down to a more comfortable temperature
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