When it comes to picking out the right central AC system for your home, it’s okay if you have no clue where to start. Selecting the right air conditioner means staying informed about sizing, brands, special features, and one of the most important aspects, efficiency. A high-efficiency air conditioner could save you hundreds of dollars a year. Learn more about finding an efficient unit in the guide below.
Check the SEER and ENERGY STAR Seal
Some air conditioning systems may claim to be efficient, without really having the proof to back it up. It’s so important to check the label, beyond what’s printed on the box by the manufacturer. The ENERGY STAR seal indicates that you’ve found a system that meets federal standards for the efficiency and performance of a system.
From there, you can check the SEER of the system. The minimum SEER rating for air conditioners is 13, but you’ll find that one with a SEER of 16 saves you much more in the hot, humid summer months.
Call a Contractor before You Buy
The most important thing you can do to ensure that your new air conditioner runs efficiently is to call a technician to help you with the process from the very beginning. An air conditioner cannot run efficiently if it’s not put in properly.
And the main reason to include a technician during the selection process is that sizing is everything. If your new air conditioner isn’t the correct size for the space in your home, it can short cycle and become overworked, leading to an early system replacement and far more money lost than you should have to spend.
Besides, if you purchase a new high-efficiency boiler or furnace today (through April 30, 2016) from VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, you get a new air conditioning system for FREE!
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