The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) rating is a similar type of rating system as is used to measure the energy efficiency of a furnace: The higher the SEER rating, the greater the energy efficiency. Typically, SEER ratings range between 13-18 SEER for new air conditioners, but many older homes have central air conditioning systems that are operating at a SEER rating of 6 below. By replacing an older central air conditioning system with a new high-efficiency system, homeowners can reduce their energy bills by up to 50% during the summer months.
Now is a great time to replace old, inefficient units with a qualifying unit. The federal Energy Star program is offering tax credits on all newly installed air conditioning units that have a SEER rating of at least 16.
There were two main types of refrigerants: R-22 and R-410. However, since January 1, 2020, the manufacturing of R-22 has been completely banned due to environmental hazards.
Air conditioners that use R-410 refrigerant will be much less expensive to maintain over time and are more environmentally-friendly. Additionally, since most air conditioners last between 15-20 years, you won’t have to worry about it becoming obsolete in the future!
Although choosing a new central air conditioning system can seem challenging, remember to always compare systems with the same options and make sure that you are working with a reputable company.
Evolution Series Central Air Conditioner
Our newest and most efficient air conditioning system
Preferred Series Central Air Conditioner
Efficient, environmentally sound air conditioning
Legacy Line Central Air
Money-saving home cooling comfort
|Evolution Series CentralOur newest and most efficient air conditioning system||Preferred Series Central Efficient, environmentally sound air conditioning||Legacy Line Central AirMoney-saving home cooling comfort|
|SEER Rating||Up to 20||Up to 17||Up to 16|
|Decibels||As low as 70 dB (quiet as a vacuum)||As low as 67 dB (quiet as a vacuum)||As low as 74 dB (quiet as a dishwasher)|
|Environmentally Sound Puron Refrigerant|
|10-year limited compressor warranty|
|10-year limited parts warranty|
|DuraGuard Plus System||(DuraFlow louvered coil guard)|
|AeroQuiet System II|
|Superior humidity control|
|Improved indoor air quality|
|2-stage operating for maximum comfort|
|Evolution Control for ultimate performance|
|Up to 23 diagnostic checkpoints|