Marcus Hiles Ups Ante On Seer Requirements

Marcus Hiles Ups Ante On Seer Requirements

2015 saw the U.S. Department of Energy revise its guidelines, demanding that new residential HVAC systems installed across the Southeastern U.S. increase the minimum from 13 to 14 SEER (the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration that defines the overall efficiency of air conditioners). Marcus Hiles’ Fort Worth company responded by upping the ante and insisted on only using central AC units operating at 16 SEER. The results were felt immediately, as residents saved, on average, 20 percent per year when compared to an apartment built five years earlier, and up to 50 percent when measured against a 10-year-old unit. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey documented data showing that Texas households spend an average of $1,800 per year on electricity, but Hiles notes that residents from just one of his developments will save more than a combined $53,000 of that number annually; his cost-effective projections predict that over the course of five years, Western Rim residents will collectively save more than six million dollars in total. 16 SEER ACs help the environment as well, producing lower CO2 emissions – 744 tons less annually per Western Rim neighborhood—the equivalent of removing nearly 1,000 cars from the road each year.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/marcus-hiles-fort-worth-property-expert-offers-valuable-tips-for-home-seekers-2016-09-04