Has the rise of utility bills hit you hard in the pocket book?
Electricity prices surged 10.7 percent higher in January from the same time last year (NBC, 2022). Julien Dumoulin-Smith, an analyst at Bank of America, stated prices are “some of the highest energy prices and electricity prices we’ve seen in recent memory, if not ever, depending on the geography.”
“Electricity prices are going up in large part because the U.S. gets about 40 percent of its power from natural gas power plants,” said Neil Kalton, a Wells Fargo equity utility analyst. “And natural gas prices have been rising as demand increases and supply is constrained.”
AC is an absolute power hog
AC can take up nearly half of your electricity bill if your systems aren’t up to date. Air conditioners use about 6% of all the electricity produced in the United States, at an annual cost of about $29 billion to homeowners. Having a comfortable temperature in your own home will drain your bank account. Fortunately, we have a solution.
How we can help
For 75 years Commercial Service has been helping Hoosiers save money when it comes to utilities. With the scorching heat of summer on its way, now is the time to call Commercial Service for a tune-up or new install of an AC unit to protect your wallet this season.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
SEER is the DOE’s rating of your air conditioner’s efficiency, measuring the amount of energy –and money– it takes to sustain your desired temperature. The SEER scale ranges from 1 to 27 and is graded on annual energy output. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the air conditioning unit is. The SEER rating system was developed and implemented to help consumers make informed decisions on their unit’s efficiency. Most systems installed prior to 2006 have a 10 SEER or lower, while today’s industry efficiency standard requires a minimum of 13 SEER.
Your Own Understanding (YOU)
YOU won’t be tested on any of this. Our trusted technicians are subject-matter-experts when it comes to energy efficiency. Beyond SEER, there are other variables factored into energy efficiency such as insulation, ductwork, windows, doors, and thermostats. Here at Commercial Service, we aren’t interested in blindly selling the most expensive unit with the highest SEER; we’re more concerned with providing our customers with high-quality, efficient, money-saving solutions.
Preparing for the summer
Let us help you brace for the impact summer is going to have on your wallet. With just a simple upgrade or new installation, you could be saving hundreds. Because natural gas is not being used to produce electricity, prices are going to skyrocket. But this doesn’t have to affect you. With just one phone call, you can protect yourself from rising prices.
Here at Commercial Service, we are committed to saving our customers money and providing them with comfort. Let us help you save energy by scheduling an appointment online, or call us at 812-339-9114.