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Can a new AC save me money on my FPL bill in South Florida?

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Short Answer:

YES! Upgrading to an air conditioner with a higher SEER rating can greatly reduce your South Florida FPL electricity consumption.

Depending on the size and efficiency of your current A/C, a new system could save you money on your energy bill. For example, if you upgrade an older three-ton A/C with a new, higher efficiency model, you could save around $377 annually.

Long Answer

How exactly can a new air conditioner lower your energy bills? The truth is that many of today’s highly efficient air conditioners can be up to 50 percent more efficient than systems that were installed just 10 years ago. The size of an air conditioner is rated in BTU’s (British Thermal Units) or tons; however, the efficiency is rated in SEER—which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER rating on your air conditioner, the more efficiently it operates.

According to the Department of Energy, air conditioners manufactured after January 26, 2006 must achieve a SEER of 13 or higher. SEER 13 is 30 percent more efficient than the previous minimum SEER of 10.

Although SEER 13 is the minimum, you can consider a unit with a higher SEER to achieve even greater energy savings. For example, Carrier, Rheem, Trane, York and others central air conditioners brands Freezing Mechanical carry have as high as a SEER 20 rating!

Keep in mind, the initial investment may be more for a SEER 20 air conditioner than a 13 SEER one, but you reduce the operating costs required to run your system. As a result, your total investment (both purchase and operation) will end up being less with the higher efficient system over the course of its lifespan.

In addition to saving money by installing a higher SEER unit, you may also be eligible for certain rebates. For example, FPL offers energy efficient rebates in Soutgh Florida through its FPL Instant Rebate Program. In addition to offering up to $150 rebates for new, energy efficient heating and cooling equipment.

South Florida FPL Instant Rebate – Save an Extra $150 on a New A/C

With FPL’s $150 instant rebate, getting a new energy-efficient air conditioning (A/C) unit for your home is no sweat. A new system will not only contribute to your home’s comfort, it can help you save money on your energy bill year after year. Plus, by using an FPL Participating Independent Contractor (PIC) like Freezing Mechanical you can rest easy knowing that your new A/C complies with FPL’s program standards. Call us today and save $150 on a new A/C instantly.

FPL A/C Rebate Qualifications

To qualify for the FPL $150 instant rebate, the new A/C unit must be:

  • Installed in a single-family detached home.
  • A completely new straight cool/air cooled A/C system, including both indoor and outdoor units.
  • 16- or 17-SEER rated.
  • Purchased through a Participating Independent Contractor (PIC) like Freezing Mechanical.

To find out if you qualify for a FPL rebate, call Freezing Mechanical today. We can also help if you’re interested in financing your new air conditioner.