Well, spring has sprung and we are all looking forward to warmer weather, sunshine and sweet summer time. Though it is wonderful to sleep with the windows open on a hot summer night and listen to the sounds of nature, it can also be very uncomfortable with the humidity that often accompanies summer weather.
As with anything, air conditioners are not all created equal. Let’s talk about energy efficiency. The efficiency of an air conditioner is measured by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). The ratio is the amount of cooling produced (BTU) divided by the amount of electricity (watts) used. The higher that the SEER rating is, the more efficiency your cooling system will have.
If you look on AEP Ohio’s website, you will find that they recommend replacing air conditioner units that are 5.4 tons or less with units that have a SEER of 14.0 or more. They also recommend that units that are 5.4 ton or greater be replaced with units with high energy efficiency ratio of 10.2 or more. AEP says this will reduce operating costs for the life of the unit.
There are many brands of heating and cooling equipment. Your local HVAC company will be able to help you understand the differences between similar equipment and they can advise the best unit for your business needs. Most companies offer free estimates. Don’t wait until summer to purchase as HVAC contractors get very busy. If you are interested in purchasing a cooling system, schedule your estimate soon.
If new HVAC equipment is not in your budget there are other ways to save. Sandy Carpenter, owner of Triple “S” Energy, has 37 combined year of experience in the natural gas and electricity markets in the State of Ohio. You can read more about her in the “About Us” section of our website. Sandy can obtain competitive electric offers and help you decide on a supply price that best meets your needs. Information is available in the “Electric Procurement” section of our Home page of the website. The home page will also show you what the Pro Football Hall of Fame has to say about their total savings. More information is available in the case studies.
Businesses always want to find and get the best deal possible. We work hard to run our businesses and saving money is always a good thing. Triple “S” Energy saves companies between 10–20%. Getting a free audit is simple, just supply your last electric and/or gas utility bill. Sandy can also provide you with a solution to help STOP those pesky soliciting calls! Give her a call with any questions at 330–339-6001 or 330–440-4233.