Senator Chuck Schumer Recommends New A/C's

Senator Chuck Schumer Recommends New A/C's

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Regina Yunghans
Jun 10, 2008

If you have an old a/c unit in your apartment, you may want to listen to what Sen. Chuck Schumer is saying. We have a very large, old unit that sits in the basement, rarely used (we haven't taken it out over these last couple of sweltering days, for instance). Our first floor apartment just happens to stay remarkably cool on hot summer days, but if we used our a/c more, we'd definitely follow Chuck Schumer's urging:

According to the Daily News, he's "urging New Yorkers to buy new air conditioners, which he says will pay for themselves after just one year." The reduced energy bills resulting from a new unit pay for the cost of a new unit suprisingly soon. Just a few examples of new a/c's paying themselves off (via the Daily News article:

  • Sharp 10,000 BTU $329.97 (cost recouped after 13 months)
  • Friedrich 7,800 BTU $249.97 (cost recouped after 10 months)
  • Sharp 8,000 BTU $229.97 (cost recouped after 9 months)
  • Friedrich 6,000 BTU $199.97 (cost recouped after 8 months)
  • Frigidaire 6,000 BTU $143.97 (cost recouped after 6 months)
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