SEER Ratings

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When looking at central air conditioning pricing, keep in mind two things–the up front cost and the long term cost. With hvac equipment, whether it is heating equipment, air conditioning equipment, or other ventilation equipment, often, the higher the up front cost, especially in installation, the better the long term cost is going to be. You can save money on your up front costs by going wholesale, such as with wholesale Trane air conditioners and other things, but you will need to spend a fair amount of money on your technician. Trying to ‘save’ money on a technician is a bad idea. Get several technicians and get them to do bids on your house so you can see what each of them think and what you think of them, and then go with that.

 

When you’re looking at machines themselves, check the SEER rating. SEER is an acronym that stands for ‘seasonal energy efficiency ratio’. In the United States, the lowest SEER rating an air conditioning machine can have is thirteen as of 2006. If you have a machine from before that time, it may have a lower SEER rating, but that depends on the machine, and if you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to replace it anyway. There are higher ratings, between fourteen and twenty two. Also keep in mind that window units are not required to be at thirteen SEER and are often at around ten.

 

Getting a machine with a high SEER rating will save you money in the long run because you will be spending less money for more cooling efficiency. By spending a few extra bucks now on a machine with a higher SEER rating, you will be saving a lot of money in the long term on your machine for later because it won’t cost as much to power it.

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