As part of its “Get SEERious” campaign, Emerson Climate Technologies has published Quick Facts on 13 SEER HVAC, to help contractors explain to customers the 13 SEER efficiency standard, and its possible effect on residential systems.
The handout features a chart that helps homeowners estimate their annual electric bill savings if they were to upgrade to a 13 SEER system. It’s available through the company’s Contractor Connection web address, www.EmersonClimateContractor.
Emerson’s 2005 Home Air Conditioning Test, a national survey of homeowners with central air conditioning, found that 90% of homeowners do not know the efficiency rating of their central air conditioning system, and are unaware that new air conditioners soon must meet a higher minimum federal efficiency standard.
The survey also found that 55% of those homeowners who are unaware of the efficiency rating say they are concerned that they had not heard of this new mandate. (CB, June 2005, p. 14 and October 2005, p. 18.)
For more information, visit www.GoToEmerson.com.