Living in Arizona can be a huge pain in your wallet, especially during the summer season. Every year energy prices are increasing to handle the demands of each household and having a weary AC Unit definitely doesn’t put money back in your pocket book. According to The U.S. Energy Information Administration approximately 8.4 million households are using an air conditioning unit that is 20 years old or more. Old AC units not only cost thousands more in monthly electricity, the need for more than occasional maintenance will have you looking for a second job just to off-set the prices. You might be thinking that because your unit was high efficiency in the olden days that it should still be up to par; however, the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating can make you cringe. For example, your old unit was given a SEER rating of an 8 in 1992, by now with all the wear and tear that number will end up being a 5 or 6. Comparing that old unit to new units that have a rating of 14 and up, it’s obvious that you’re wasting tons of money keeping that machine alive.
Also, take into consideration that the yearly average electricity usage in 2009 was 21,000 kWh with air conditioning taking up 22.4% of that amount. Having an ancient unit is going to raise that amount significantly and by having a newer more energy efficient unit that number will no doubt be much smaller. Now to put it into perspective for Arizona residents, if 22.4% of your electricity is being used on just cooling your home, that equates to about 400kWh. The Salt River Project (SRP) is one of the main electric companies used in Arizona and charges 10.64 cents per kWh for the first 700kWh used, 11.41 cents per kWh from 701kWh-2000kWh, and a whopping 12.12 cents per kWh for anything higher. Using some simple math, the monthly average kWh usage would be 1,783 kWh (higher in the summer lower in the winter) costing $198.00 monthly, which is rough no matter what income level.
Best decision would be to replace your inefficient unit as soon as possible and these days many companies are willing to help offset the costs with payment plans and tax deductions. However, replacement of an old unit can still be a hefty cost, but will save you thousands and end up paying for itself. Having a licensed technician come into your home and assess your cooling needs can help in lowering the price of a new unit especially if you have been using a unit that wasn’t properly sized to your home. Call Precision Air & Plumbing at 602 Fix-My-AC to get a newer cheaper high efficiency AC unit and have it sized just right for your home.
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I wanted to make sure my air conditioner was ready for summer. Fernando came out and made sure my unit was tip top. He was friendly, professional and not a sales man. Thanks Fernando!
Colin and Andrea were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They did a great job representing the company. We will definitely contact them again for any HVAC needs that arise.
We woke up in the middle of the nite on memorial day to a hot house. I called precision at 6am and they were here before noon. Simple problem fixed, cool house. I love these guys!
Thank you Ray at Precision Air...the compressor on our AC went out last night and the house was HOT. This morning Ray was there to replace the compressor and had us feeling the cool air again in no time. Great customer service...quick response time and friendly from the first call until the repair was completed. Ray even offered to clean the filters! Thank you!!
I’m so glad I called Precision for my annual AC checkup!! Austin was professional, super friendly and answered all my questions. I’ve had more bad experiences with AC companies here in the valley than good ones. Precision Air will have all my hvac business going forward!! Thanks for being a reputable and honest company!!!
He did a great job; professional and knowledgeable! Kalin is the technician’s name and Precision Air and Plumbing should take a bow for hiring such an invaluable employee!!!
Precision Air is a company of integrity. I signed up with them August 1st, 2019 for their AC maintenance plan for 2 years... Someone from their office called me a week ago to set up their yearly maintenance visit. SO GRATEFUL.
Precision Air and Plumbing is a wonderful company to work with! They are very experienced and professional. They have helped us in our home for many years via a/c service and air duct cleaning.
It was time to replace our AC, and so our choice was Precision Air, as we've been with them for over 20 years. Teman & Julian did an excellent job on the installation today, arriving on time.