Hi all, I searched this topic and could not find anything specific to my question.
My question is this. Does anyone make a chart or something with real numbers that shows what kind of savings you can expect if you buy a 10 seer vs 13 vs 16, etc.
The seer numbers are theoretical, but iis there anything that says:
If you spend $100/month with a 10 seer, you will spend 85/mo with a 13 seer and 70/mo with a 16 seer.
That kind of empirical data is really helpful to figure if its worth it to spend for the higher seer ratings.
My personal situation is that I have 2 ton and 2 1/2 ton first company air handlers. Rated 13 seer. According to Rheem tests, with their 13 seer condensers the system is rated at 13.25 seer.
With their 14 seer condensers, the system is rated at 14.65 seer.
In total, I will pay about $300 more for the 14 seer units. Thoughts?
I mean, if it will save me $10/mo (on about a $125 cooling bill) then my payback period is about 30 cooling months. Thats about 6 years.
p.s. Im in CT