This chart gives you a sample of you how much you could save by upgrading to a Trane home comfort system that fits your needs.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER measures cooling efficiency for all air conditioning systems. The SEER rating is calculated by gathering the total cooling output in a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input within the same time frame. Simply put, SEER ratings works like gas mileage on your car: the higher the SEER number, the higher the efficiency and the greater the energy savings. Each “coupled system” – the outdoor compressor unit along with an indoor handler unit – is tested and awarded an Energy Efficiency Rating, just like a miles per gallon (mpg) rating for a car. The more cooling/heating a system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes, the higher rating it will receive. The higher the efficiency rating of the system, the less energy it will consume resulting in lower utility bills and less of an impact on the environment. Doing a minimum one year maintenance or tune up on the system is also imperative in maintaining its efficiency. Just like changing the oil in a car, maintaining the cooling/heating unit in the home could mean the difference between the unit lasting a mere 8 years or lasting up to 20 years.
Heating and cooling can account for more than half of your home’s total utility bill. If for example the home has an admittedly outdated system (roughly 10-15 years old) considered a 6.0 SEER system by today’s standards, installing a new 15.00 SEER or 20.00 SEER unit could drastically cut power consumption to more than half.