Two 14.5 SEER Ruud HVAC systems with Nest Thermostats
So the real-estate market is bananas in Houston right now. No surprise. This has lead to a lot of people purchasing older homes (especially in the heights) and updating them. I have had a definite increase in requests to bring older homes to better efficiency levels. HVAC systems have the greatest impact on your utility bill of any home appliance. Heating and cooling your home constitutes an average of 40% of your energy bill. This typically leads to questions on how to effectively reduce utilities while not paying a premium on top of the line equipment. This is one way to do this.
HVAC Return On Investment (ROI) is not a commonly discussed subject. Total Cost of Ownership is talked about a fair amount with used car buying but not with home appliances. Total Cost of Ownership is typically the lowest for 14.5 and 16 SEER HVAC systems. This does not mean that 18 and 20+ SEER equipment is not for you. It may be. There is more to buying AC than just Total Cost of Ownership. Just as there is more to car buying than “total cost of ownership” otherwise we’d all be driving Smart Cars or Geo Metros. Still in this case The 14AJM is an extremely cost effective investment when considering efficiency and reliability over the entire lifespan of ownership.