How much should I pay for a 16 SEER air conditioner?

How much should I pay for a 16 SEER air conditioner?

Costs for a 16 SEER AC unit range from $2,000 to $4,000, depending on the size and type. This is one of the more recommended SEER ratings for homeowners who want a more efficient unit but do not want to pay too much upfront. If you live in a warmer climate, this can be a good option.

How much does it cost to replace a 16 SEER AC unit?

AC Costs by SEER Rating

SEER Efficiency Ratings AC Unit + Installation Energy Efficiency Level
13-14 SEER $2,820 Standard Efficiency
15-16 SEER $3,420 High Efficiency
17-18 SEER $4,650 High Efficiency
19-21 SEER $5,390 Very High Efficiency

How good is 16 SEER?

While more expensive than their 14 SEER counterparts, 16 SEER systems offer a significant increase in energy efficiency. In fact, 16 SEER units are up to 13% more efficient, which saves you hundreds of dollars in energy costs over the years.

How much more efficient is a 16 SEER vs 13 SEER?

According to one SEER savings calculator, a 16-SEER AC will only save around $250 over a 15-year period compared to a similarly-sized, 13-SEER unit. The reason the energy savings are relatively low is because we only need to use our air conditioners for around 485 hours (20 days) per year here in Portland.

What SEER qualifies for energy tax credit?

Split system air conditioning – must meet 25C requirements of 16 SEER/13 EER (both efficiency levels must be met to qualify for the tax credit) Manufacturer’s Certificate.

Is higher SEER worth the money?

A higher SEER rating provides greater energy efficiency in certain conditions. A 13 or 14 SEER rating doesn’t necessarily mean a unit is inefficient. Most older A/C systems are rated at around 8 or 9, so even the lowest available SEER rated system you buy today will be much more energy efficient.