This letter to the editor was published in our local paper:
Energy efficient AC units may cost more in the long run
I'm a contractor who was an engineering professor at A&M. I'd like to address the issue of air conditioning efficiency.
For some people, efficiency seems to have religious overtones. If you just want to be cost effective, the higher efficiency model may be more expensive in the long run.
BTU has suspended its rebate program while College Station Utilities continues its program, but has raised the minimum SEER energy-efficiency rating from 14 to 15.
In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked By Hugh Stearns | Aug 8 14