There’s no question that central air conditioners are more efficient than window units. But given the significantly higher cost of central air conditioning, you need to know which features to look for before you buy.
For starters, it’s important to choose an air conditioning system with a high SEER rating. SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio,” and it’s a key measurement of how efficiently a model will operate. As of January 1, 2015, central air systems are required to have a minimum SEER rating of at least 14.
Of course, the higher the number, the more you’ll save on your air conditioning costs. In Texas, where air conditioning is a necessity, having a unit with a higher SEER number is especially recommended. While you’ll pay more for your AC system up front, it won’t take long before you get that money back in lower utility bills.
Many air conditioning contractors will assess your property and help you select an appropriate system. In fact, hiring HVAC professionals is the best way to ensure that your new air conditioner is correctly sized and installed. Without those essential steps, your energy efficiency can go right out the window.
When you’re ready for a new central air system, direct your questions to DD Mechanical Services. Specializing in air conditioning installation for both homes and businesses, we’re the contractor to call for 40 years of experience and great warranties. Reach us in the Katy area today!