Serving Broward, Palm Beach, Martin & Southern St. Lucie Counties
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AC Power Consumption

Air Conditioner Efficiency and Power Consumption

Here in South Florida, air conditioning is a necessity and something that we use all year long. There are only a few days each year that we do not need air conditioned cooling to keep us comfortable while inside. Air conditioners use a great deal of power and make up almost half of your energy bill. The goal with new air conditioners is to use less energy, operate more efficiently, and reduce harm to our environment. Saving our customers’ money and helping the environment at the same time are both goals we strive for when servicing your air conditioner.

Power Consumption and SEER Energy Ratings

All air conditioners are rated by the Department of Energy and given a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and measures how much power air conditioners use and how efficiently they use that power. Air conditioner efficiency and rating is governed by U.S. laws and regulated by the Department of Energy. New air conditioners must have a SEER rating of 13 or higher.

Power Consumption and BTU Ratings

Power consumption also is determined by the size of your air conditioner unit. The size of air conditioners is calculated in British thermal units (BTUs). BTUs measure the amount of heat that an air conditioner removes from a room. A higher BTU rating must be high enough to cool the size room or home that you have. As BTU ratings increase, so does the size, weight, and cost of the air conditioner and its power consumption. The larger the space and more cooling that is needed, the more BTUs are required.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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  • “they were efficient, personable (another feat for contractors) and completed the job on time (need I say more).”

    Len S.

  • “Very professional and helpful!”

    Danielle M.

  • “Great job!”

    Michelle P.

  • “It is a pleasure doing business with Cousins Air and their Wonderful Staff. They made us cool and comfortable in more ways than one. Keep up the Great Work!”

    Dennis B.

  • “He took time to explain everything that he was doing and educated me on what I can do to keep my unit performing at its best.”

    Blake

  • “The “boys” did a great job of making a difficult time bearable.”

    Steve G.

  • “Thank you Cousins Air, I would NEVER think of going to any other company to service and care for my home.”

    Allen

  • “They truly wanted to please me and address all of my concerns.”

    Jonathan

  • “Andrew spent quite a bit of time getting things right. It was a hot day and he needed to be in the attic space a long time, but was still cheerful and infomative despite being uncomfortable.”

    Daniel P.

  • “Cousins Air is the most reputable company I have ever dealt with.”

    Amy Portney

  • “They should be commended!”

    Alison

  • “No other provider of air-conditioning services comes close to the standards of Cousins!”

    Dr. Richard K.

  • “I wanted you to know that John was so personable, kind and professional.”

    Kathy M.

  • “I thank you all for this level of help and that service continues to reinforce my opinion of why my company uses your firm. Thanks again.”

    MEYERS Properties, Russell M.

  • “Prompt, courteous, competent service. Highly recommended.”

    Mark G.

Why Cousin's Air, Inc.?

  1. Family Owned & Operated Since 1995
  2. 24/7 Emergency Service Available
  3. Superior Workmanship
  4. Drug-Free Workplace
  5. Carrier President's Award Recipient
  6. Professional, Reliable & Responsive
  7. NATE Certified Technicians
  8. Flat Rate Pricing
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