Let’s first define what high-efficiency AC units actually are. The efficiency of an air conditioner is measured by its SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). By looking at this, you can distinguish a high-efficiency model from a less efficient one. To qualify for Energy Star certification, a split-system unit must have a SEER rating of at least 14.5.
Okay, so what are the other benefits of high-efficiency AC units?
- Better Performance: High-efficiency models typically come with features such as 2-stage compressors and variable speed air handlers that not only enable them to use less energy, but also make your environment more comfortable. What’s more, these features allow for less temperature swings and more even cooling.
- Lower Energy Bills: A high-efficiency air conditioner uses less energy than a lower-efficiency one, so you don’t pay as much for your energy.
- Longer Lifespan: Because high-efficiency AC units are designed to maximize efficiency and minimize on-and-off cycling, they last longer than lower-efficiency models, and also there’s less need for repairs.
- No Concerns About Freon: All new high-efficiency air conditioners use eco-friendly refrigerant. This means you don’t have to deal with the rising cost of Freon (which is being phased out) because your unit will have the new refrigerant.
Whether you need a new heating & cooling system or maintenance/repairs on your existing heat pump or air conditioner, our team at AC Guys Cooling & Heating Services is on standby 7 days a week in the Winter Garden area of Central Florida. There’s no extra charge for weekend or evening callouts!