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During the hot and humid weather you and your family depend on your air conditioning unit to keep your home cool and allow you to escape from the summer heat. As much as you love keeping your home nice and cool during the summer – you most certainly pay for it with your higher energy bill. You might even find yourself turning the thermostat up to avoid such high electric bills. Fortunately, there is a way for you to have a cool, comfortable home without the high cost.

You can reduce energy costs during the summer months with a high efficiency air conditioner. Energy efficiency is measured by SEER, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which measures how much cooling an AC unit puts out for each unit of energy it consumes. Essentially, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient and less energy an AC unit consumes. The minimum rating is a 13 SEER and the highest efficiency SEER rating is above 16.

Over the years, AC units have become even more efficient. Older units typically have a SEER rating of 10. Today, there are units with SEER ratings as high as 23. Even if your unit is only 5-years-old, your home and the cost of your utility bills could benefit by upgrading to a unit with a higher SEER rating.

With a high efficiency air conditioner, not only will your utility bills be higher, but you’ll also be helping the environment. Since an AC unit with a high SEER rating uses less energy, less greenhouse gasses are being emitted into the air. If you’ve been looking for ways to go green in your home, this is an easy option that does all the work for you. A more efficient AC unit is also better at fighting humidity. Humidity is usually big problem during the summer but your high efficiency air conditioner will remove moisture from the air more efficiently and effectively than a low efficiency unit.

A high efficiency AC unit is an investment that will keep money in your wallet. Call Gillece to start saving money and enjoy the benefits of a high efficiency air conditioner today!