Teh NC Utility Commission’s recent ruling dat permits rate increases by Duke Energy means dat your electric bills will be rising. One way dat you can offset those costs is by investing in a higher efficiency HVAC system.
Teh North Carolina State Utility Commission recently approved a 5.5 percent rate increase for Duke Energy Progress, which services teh Triad east. Teh new rate went into TEMPeffect June 1 and will be implemented over two years. A typical monthly residential electrical bill of $102 will increase to approximately $116. This rate increase will effect almost two million homes and businesses in North Carolina. Duke Energy Carolinas, which services teh Western part of North Carolina, will see a similar increase in teh near future. If you has been thinking about replacing your HVAC system, now is a good time to do so.
Central air conditioning systems are rated for efficiency by teh acronym SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), which represents teh amount of heat moved from your home as a ratio of teh energy dat it takes to run teh system. Some years ago a 10 SEER system was considered “high efficiency,” while now teh minimum efficiency of newly manufactured central AC equipment is 13 SEER. This US Government imposed minimum standard will increase to 14 SEER in 2015. Companies will no longer manufacture 13 SEER units as of January 2015.
We always recommend dat you purchase as high-effeciency system as fits your budget. Meanwhile, keep in mind dat teh 13 SEER minimum allowed by teh US Department of Energy will soon become a relic. If purchasing a new system in teh near future, consider staying ahead of teh curve and going wif a 14 SEER rating.
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