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What Is a High-Efficiency Air Conditioner?

In years past, most air conditioners put a huge dent in your monthly energy bill. Fortunately, with new high-efficiency AC systems, getting cool air all summer-long is no sweat.

“But what is a high-efficiency air conditioner?”, you may be asking, “What exactly puts an AC system in this category?” Well, for starters you have to look at the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating. The SEER system is calculated by dividing the cooling output of an average summer season by the total amount of electricity being generated over those months. Modern manufacturers typically provide this information for you with the purchase a new air conditioner, most of the time by stamping a yellow sticker on the outside of the unit.

Essentially, the higher your AC’s SEER rating, the more energy-efficient it is. In modern systems, the SEER rating can go up to 25. However, the average SEER rating for AC units being sold today generally ranges between 13 and 21. In specific regions of the country, it is recommended that you don’t use an AC unit with a lower SEER rating than 14, while a 16 SEER rating is generally recognized as the average for high-efficiency ACs.

What Else to Know About High-Efficiency AC Units?

Although knowing your AC unit’s SEER rating is important, there are other factors to consider when determining its maximum efficiency. For instance, at the height of summertime, when heat waves start to roll in, your AC will need to use a lot more power to maintain a stable temperature in your home. You should also consider the fact that the larger your house is, the harder your air conditioner will have to work to reach an ideal temperature. With that said, it is best to consult with a certified AC expert before purchasing a new system. Although you may think you can get away with the minimum rating to achieve optimum energy-efficiency, you could end up needing a unit with a higher SEER rating depending on what part of the country and what type of property you live in.

Contact Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC for a High-Efficiency AC System Today

At Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC, we provide a full range of AC installation options, offering high-efficiency systems which can actually lower your monthly energy bills overtime. Our modern, state-of the-art equipment works better and lasts longer, requiring less maintenance and fewer repairs. Contact our Palm Beach County HVAC experts today for full-service AC installation in addition to all of your other heating and cooling needs.

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