Your old air conditioner may still work just fine, but it takes a lot more energy to cool your home. All air conditioners have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). The older your air conditioner, the lower the SEER. And even newer units may have a low SEER if the builder wanted to save money when building your house. Here’s a perspective:
Houses built in year Have an average SEER
1986 to 1991 8 or less
1992 to 2005 10 to 12
2006 to present 13 or more
The higher the SEER, the more energy efficient. But not everyone needs the highest rating. The EnergyStar ® label applies to AC units with a SEER of at least 14.
Examples of electricity savings when comparing an existing rating of a 10 SEER:
New AC SEER Expected Energy/Electricity Savings
14 SEER 28%
15 SEER 35%
16 SEER 42%
SEER ratings show the system’s potential. But there are other significant contributors to a new unit’s energy efficiency:
Jayco evaluates your HVAC to see how efficient it is, and compares the results to what’s possible by replacing the unit. We tell you what you can anticipate to save on energy, and help you do the math for the monthly financial savings. New AC units that are financed through California’s PACE program qualify for 100% financing based on your home equity. The loan is repaid as an add-on to property tax. No personal credit required.
Take advantage of 100% PACE financing to upgrade your home to central heat and air conditioning. You’ll be more comfortable, and save on energy and utility bills.
Trust our 35+ years’ experience to get the most reliable recommendation, best unit for your home, and flawless installation.