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Which Air Conditioner Is the Most Efficient?

AC-condenser-unit-fanWhen you are purchasing a new air conditioner, the cost of installation may seem like one of the biggest factors in your decision. However, an air conditioner’s efficiency deserves some more consideration. High levels of efficiency indicate that an air conditioner will, with proper maintenance, use less energy over time.

Eventually, the overall savings of choosing more efficient equipment may offset what you have paid for your system upfront. High-efficiency air conditioners are better for your home, better for your wallet, and better for the environment. But how can you tell which AC system will work most efficiently in your house?

Air Conditioner Sizing

The most efficient air conditioner is one that’s already properly sized for your home. When an air conditioner is undersized, it has to run almost constantly to cool the house down. In a place where air conditioners get so much work, this can cause it to wear down quickly. You may have to replace your air conditioner in a couple of short years, and you’ll use up a ton of energy while it is around.

That doesn’t mean you should pick the largest system you can afford. This won’t work out either, since a larger air conditioner can continuously short cycle, starting up and shutting off frequently enough to wear down the compressor. Call a technician to size up your home’s requirements and make sure you get the system that is just right for your home.

Efficiency Ratings

The efficiency rating of your air conditioner is where you can really start to narrow down the prospects and find one that will save you the most money over time. Picking the most efficient air conditioner within your budget means that you save the most money over time. This starts with the SEER.

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is a number that represents AC efficiency in an average cooling season. While the minimum SEER for air conditioners installed in Miami is 14, you should look for a SEER closer to 20.

Ductless Mini Splits

What’s the best way to cool down a home that doesn’t have the ventilation system to install a central air conditioner? A ductless mini split system. Ductless mini splits are not like other room air conditioners that stick out the window or a wall of your home.

They work just like central air conditioners, with several blower units mounted high on the walls attached to a single outdoor unit to cool the whole home with a central thermostat. Ductless mini-splits have similar efficiencies to standard split systems so you’ll save over the years on this convenient installation.

Our Air On Demand Air Conditioning Units

Air On Demand brand air conditioning systems are designed for South Florida’s weather. They are available in SEER ratings of up to 19, feature outstanding warranty protections, and have multi-speed blowers for greater efficiency. These are available exclusively from our team, so call us today for your AC installation.

Call the Air On Demand team today to learn more about our air conditioners in Miami, FL.

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