Marcus Hiles Looks To Outdated Air Conditioners As An Energy Drain

Marcus Hiles Looks To Outdated Air Conditioners As An Energy Drain
Marcus Hiles Looks To Outdated Air Conditioners As An Energy Drain

The last piece of advice Marcus Hiles offers is that renters and buyers locate properties that have central air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER, of 16 or higher.  The Department of Energy only requires new air conditioners to have a 13 to 14, but the higher the number, the better.  Hiles notes that compared to a unit with a SEER of 10, you can see a drop of nearly 60 percent in your air conditioning bill.  His company Western Rim Properties provides more than $400,000 in energy savings every year thanks to energy efficient air conditioners, pointing out that in five years they will have collectively saved $6 million.  Not only that, but over the course of the next ten years they will lessen carbon emissions by more than 325,000 tons.

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