Comfort is defined as a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. Home owners all want to have complete comfort in their homes. This means that the climate in the home should be pleasing at all times. Most home owners think that residential central heat and air conditioning systems will supply the perfect comfort for their home. This is true, but there are certain things to think about when it comes to central heat and air such as: energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is providing and limiting energy consumption. A product is considered energy efficient if it can provide more services with the same energy consumption, or provide the same services using less energy consumption. In these days and times, energy consumption is a huge deciding factor in what consumers are buying as energy resources are being depleted and energy costs are soaring. At Anderson Air Corps we can help you decide what kind of central air conditioning unit will be best for household by supplying you with our expertise in the HVAC field.
In past decades, when central air conditioning was more of a luxury in households, the need to regulate energy consumption was not the deciding factor for many units. Now, the government wants to regulate how energy consumption is used, and how products can use less energy consumption. Older central air conditioning systems are less qualified for energy efficiency, while newer systems are required to have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 13 or greater. Older systems have a SEER of 10 or less. So what does the SEER rating mean for you? The SEER rating is determined by how much power is used to cool divided by the electricity used. This means that the higher a SEER rating is for a system, the more energy efficient it is. Now whether you are building a house, or needing to replace an older system, determining how high of a SEER rating you need may be a daunting task. The more energy efficient the unit is the more you will save money. The higher the SEER is the more money you will spend on the unit.
What SEER Do I Need?
The costlier a central air conditioning system is does not necessarily mean it is going to save you money. There are certain factors to consider when buying a new air conditioning unit. If you live in an area where your winter or summer months are extreme you may want to opt for a higher SEER rating, you want your unit to run as little as possible, this is why it is considered energy efficient. The size of your house can determine what type of SEER is needed. The higher the SEER in this case isn’t always needed, but maybe a bigger unit itself. Of course, if you are updating an older, outdated central air conditioning system, any new unit will be considerably better than your old one. Look at the image above to understand what minimum SEER ratings are defined by the government. Match this to the city/state you live in. In New Mexico, the minimum SEER rating your should look at is 14 with specific EER rating.
Here at Anderson Air Corps we are well qualified to help you find the perfect residential air conditioning system for your family. We know how to apply the correct calculations to determine how high of a SEER rating your home will need. We can install the unit in an efficient manner to keep air flow running swiftly and smoothly. No one wants to pay for an air conditioning unit that is not suited for their home, or that does not meet the requirements for your home. Our HVAC technicians are certified and can help keep you in your comfort zone for years to come.
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