Last month, our total bill was only $225
Eight years ago, my wife and I bought a brand new HVAC unit. It was during a summer heat wave when the systems stopped working. We were really happy at the time, because we bought the most energy efficient machine that our money could buy. We purchased an energy-efficient HVAC system that was rated with a 14 SEER. The SEER rating is an energy efficiency rating that tells whether or not a machine will take a lot of electricity to run. At the time we purchased the 14 SEER system, it was state-of-the-art. We paid more than our neighbors, and we even got a free air purifier with the purchase. At the time of installation, we could choose between a free air purifier or a free digital thermostat. We didn’t end up with any free stuff this time around, but we did receive a rebate from the electric company. My wife and I found out that a 14 SEER rated system is not the most energy efficient machine on the market. This time around, we looked through our options and purchased an 18 SEER rated HVAC unit. We had the new equipment installed three months ago, and I can already tell there is a huge difference between the energy efficiency rating. The new machine doesn’t run as frequently as the old one, and we are spending less money on our energy bills. Our old monthly utility expenses were around $300. Last month, our total bill was only $225. If we continue to save a heap of money every month, the new HVAC unit will pay for itself. It would be great if this system lasts longer than 8 years.