On a hot summer day in Georgia, air conditioning can feel like the height of luxury. A nice breeze of cool air on your face… Things couldn’t get better than this. Well, in fact, they could. Have you considered a high-end air conditioner? You may think that high-end means too expensive. But in fact, the features pay for themselves over time with increased energy savings. Here are some of the benefits a luxury model can provide.
The first advantage of a high-end air conditioner is its higher SEER rating. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is the amount of cooling your A/C produces for the amount of energy it uses. The higher the number, the more efficient the system. The current minimum SEER rating is 14.5. Many luxury models have ratings up to 21, allowing them to provide superior cooling for less money.
Most regular A/Cs produce the same amount of cooling every time, until the house reaches its comfort level. But variable capacity models can produce less cooling on slightly warm days and more on sweltering hot ones. Not only does this save energy, it cuts down on cycling on and off, helping your unit last longer.
Your A/C cools your entire house based on the readings of one thermostat in one room. But your home’s cooling needs aren’t uniform. One room may be too cold while another is still too warm. A zoning system separates your house into sections based on individual cooling needs, with a thermostat in each section. Every zone gets precisely the amount of cooling it needs and no more, increasing overall comfort while saving energy.
Did you know the air in your home is much dirtier than the air outside? Your A/C is able to filter out some of the contaminants. But a high-end model provides superior filtering capabilities, getting rid of dust, bacteria, and other allergens and helping you breathe easy.
To learn more about high-end air conditioner options, contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We’re Peachtree City’s trusted source for quality heating and cooling solutions.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.