The Current Air Conditioning Standards

The Current Air Conditioning Standards

You might not notice your AC during the winter, but it is impossible to survive the Texas heat without a properly working air conditioner. However, how much do you know about the most basic HVAC unit in your home? 

How are air conditioners rated?

Most people only see the unit and manufacturer’s size before they ask for air conditioning replacement McKinneyBut it would be best if you also looked at the rating of an air conditioner. ACS are rated according to the Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER rating). This rating defines how much fuel or electricity is used and how much is wasted. 

An AC can have any rating from 13 to 21, with 13 being the lowest efficiency and 21 being the highest. In other words, ACs with higher SEER ratings waste less fuel and can save you more money. Any AC with a rating below 13 will cost more because it wastes more fuel than it uses.

The SEER rating can change from size to size. Different manufacturers provide different SEER ratings in different models or sizes. Therefore if you’re looking to buy a new AC, instead of choosing the SEER rating you want, decide the type of AC you want and then select a model with the highest SEER rating.

Most common AC types:

  • Central: These are ideal if you have a large home and maintain the temperature in all rooms. The central AC uses a split system and air ducts to distribute cool air in your home. These might not be as energy-efficient as other ACs, but they are the best at providing good indoor air quality in large homes.
  • Mini-split: Ductless or mini-split ACs are ideal if you don’t want the hassle of installing ductwork in your new home. These are a combination of an outdoor compressor and indoor air distributor. These can be installed in all homes, but different rooms require different mini-split ACs to control temperature.
  • Window: Window ACs might not be as popular as they once were, but they’re the best at cooling small apartments and houses. They cost a lot less than any other AC type and don’t require expensive installation or maintenance. The only drawback of these systems is that you cannot use that window any longer!
  • Portable: Portable ACs are once again gaining recognition because of how simple they are. They don’t require any installation, they are easy to store, and they can easily be moved from one room to another. The only drawback of these ACs is that they can be a little noisy.

Should you go out and buy an AC?

The short answer is: no.

Before investing in any air conditioning system, call your local technician to inspect your house and recommend a model. Texas technicians are experienced in air conditioning replacement McKinney which means they can easily tell you whether the model you have in mind will overheat or over cool your house.

If you’re don’t have a trustworthy technician, you can always call Advanced Cooling. They provide estimation services to help you figure out how much a replacement will cost you before you invest. Book their service online at https://www.advancedcooling.net or call them on 903-465-6554