How To Tame Your Summer Air Conditioning Bills so they Will Not Shock You!

With average summer temperatures in Las Vegas reaching 106° F, it is incredibly important for every home air conditioning system to operate as efficient as possible.

The luxury of cool home temperatures that our air conditioners offer in the extreme desert environment however come at a price. Due to the fact that most air conditioning units operate all day in the summer months our utility bills more than double during this period.

In fact, the D.O.E. reports that, “Heating and Cooling account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home.”

What Is SEER?

The SEER (or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is an industry standard used to accurately measure the efficiency of air conditioners. This is typically computed by dividing the cooling output of the unit by the total energy input used.

What Are The Regulations Concerned With SEER Air Conditioning Units?

By Federal law the Desert South West Region States, including Nevada as of Jan 1st 2015 require air conditioning distributors, sellers and dealers to sell and install air conditioning units with a minimal rating of 14 seer.

How Much Will The Savings Be?

Generally speaking, the higher the SEER rating of the air conditioning unit, the more efficient it is. The more efficient it is, the bigger the savings you will have. As an example, a SEER 14 unit will be able save as much as 28 percent in cooling costs. A SEER 17 unit, on the other hand, will have a 41 percent cooling cost savings.

Ratings for some air conditioning equipment reach 20 Seers and above, however, at a much higher equipment and install cost; that said SEERs 14-16 are the most common in the residential air conditioning replacement market.

SEER Engergy Savings

Benefits of Working With Licensed Air Conditioning Contractors

Just like almost any industry, any dealer or contractor that is not licensed by either the industry unions or the government is a red flag. Often, they do not really follow the regulations in place that are used to make sure standards are followed.

By working with licensed contractors and dealers, you are assured that they have passed strict guidelines to ensure top performance and quality of their products and services. The employees and staff have also been subjected to rigorous training so that they will be able to handle repair and maintenance tasks for their customers as well.

With AC Plus LLC, customers can reduce the summer power bill shock by installing newer, more efficient 14 seer and higher air conditioning systems. To hire the best air conditioning dealer, maintenance, repair and replacement team in Las Vegas, visit