I wanted to share a great story of a client who recently replaced an old air conditioning system with a new, energy efficient system and how much money she was saving every month. We always tell our clients there is is always a good return on a new system, but the graphs from FPL really highlight those savings.
On June 10, we replace an old system with a Trane AC system with a SEER 14 energy rating. Had she gone with a higher SEER rating, she would have seen even higher savings every month. Mind you, the saving started mid month in June. The bars represent monthly energy cost. The line on the graph represents the average temperature for each month. Note how the monthly energy costs are slashed - even though the summer’s heat starts to set in and steadily rise. In her August bill from a year ago, her power utility bill was $323. This Aug utility bill was only $165, a savings of $158. She was ecstatic.
As for actual energy usage, last August’s energy consumption was 2,696 KWH. This August's usage was down to 1,494 KWH - a drop of 1,112 KWH or a drop of 74.5%. So as you can see, the savings are very real.
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