Salt Lake City central air facts and statistics
In 1994 about 30% of homes in Utah used central air as their cooling source.
In 2016, that number has increased to over 50% of homes using central air for air conditioning.
By 2019, over 70% of homes in Utah will use central air for air conditioning.
In Salt Lake County there are over 160,000 homes with central air.
In most homes in Salt Lake City central air cost a little over $1 a day operate when averaged out over the year.
The peak cooling months in Salt Lake City are May, June, July, and August with most use occurring between 1 pm and 8 pm.
Most central air units operating in Salt Lake City still use r-22 refrigerant which is currently being phased out. Central air units today are manufactured to use r-410a refrigerant which is more environmentally friendly. It is estimated that 65% of homes in Salt Lake City use r-22 central air systems and 35% use r-410a.
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER rating on an air conditioner the more efficient it is. In 2005 the US government required all residential central air units to have a minimum of 13 SEER.
It is estimated that 40% of homes in Salt Lake City have central air systems that are 13 SEER or higher with 10% being 15 SEER or higher. Most homes use a central air system that is 10 SEER or lower.
The average repair for a central air system in Salt Lake City is $375.
The most common problems with central air systems in Salt Lake City are related to low refrigerant, dirty coils, dirty fans, and mechanical breakdowns.
The average cost to replace a central air system in Salt Lake City is $3600 for a 13 SEER, $4300 for 16 SEER, and $5100 for a 20 SEER.