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What to Look for in an Efficient AC System

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Want heating and air conditioning that won’t cost you a fortune this summer?

Heating and air conditioning is one of the most significant monthly household expenses for most people. In the South, it's the summertime cooling that can give a punch to your wallet. Can you do anything to bring down the cost of cooling? You can boost your energy efficiency and lower your utility bills with a more efficient HVAC system. Take a look at what to look for in an efficient AC system.

Consider the SEER Rating

SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is the government’s way of measuring air conditioner energy efficiency. They require a rating of at least 14 in all newly manufactured units. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the AC system will be. Buy the highest rated unit your budget will allow to get the biggest bang for your buck in the energy savings department.

Take a Look at the Size of the System

Size really does matter when it comes to your AC system. If a unit is too big, it won't be efficient. It will pull in too much air to effectively cool and circulate, or it will have too much cooling area exposure for the amount of air the system pulls in. If the unit is too small for your home, it will have to work overtime to keep up with demand. Either way, the wrong size unit won't be efficient.

When shopping for a new heating and air conditioning system, make sure you look at efficiency, load capacity, and the HVAC company you're doing business with. For the most experienced and comprehensive service, turn to our team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.

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