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hello everyone and welcome to mom’s everyday with warmer months approaching you may just find yourself in need of a new a/c unit and that is why we have Tim Hawkins with air control Heating and Cooling here and Tim I mean buying a new a/c unit may strike some fear in people because this is a big purchase? it is a big purchase and I’m sure it’s a it’s a scary moment in people’s life that they have to go through when they have to purchase an a/c unit it is the most expensive appliance in your home and most people will have to replace an a/c unit you know in the time that they live in the home so one of the the processes in order to buy the a/c units.

you need to pick your contractor and Trust in your contractor is very important because those are the guys that’s going to lead you through it step-by-step with the replacement of the unit especially when it is such a big purchase you want to feel confident about that what is maybe the main question that you want to make sure you ask the main question would be how long do you plan on living in the home that way we can put together a package for you that’s gonna be a system.

that that’s going to accommodate you while you while you’re living in the home okay so that way you can gauge on whether you get a top-of-the-line or something just to get you through one or two years and then quickly with the the size of your home how does that come into play that’s going to come in – we actually do a load calculation on the home that will dictate what size unit we put in the home okay all right so we know you have the proper size unit for your house perfect well thank you so much for your advice.
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Some Frequently Asked Questions

The higher the EER, the more efficient the air conditioner. As an example, let’s say you have an air conditioner that’s rated to 6,000 BTUs, and it takes 600 watts to run. In general, the most efficient window ACs have an EER of 12 or above, though this depends on the size and cooling power of the unit.
The Lennox XC25, at the head of the premium Signature Series, is the most efficient split system central air conditioner with a 26 SEER rating. Some mini split ACs (at comparable cost) and geothermal heat pumps (at much higher cost) are more efficient, but no standard central AC.

Window units are cheaper in the short run. But if you need more than a few of them, you’re probably better off with central air. A central air unit will use less energy overall. Also, central air will cool more efficiently than a series of window units running in tandem.

The Haier ESAQ406P Serenity Series is the quietest window air conditioner you can buy. It is the 6,050 Btu unit with re-engineered internal mechanisms that deliver powerful cool air while producing a gentle hum equivalent to a rain shower.
Room or window air conditioners cool rooms rather than the entire home or business. If they provide cooling only where they’re needed, room air conditionersare less expensive to operate than central units, even though their efficiency is generally lower than that of central air conditioners.
The Lennox XC25, at the head of the premium Signature Series, is the most efficient split system central air conditioner with a 26 SEER rating. Some mini split ACs (at comparable cost) and geothermal heat pumps (at much higher cost) are more efficient, but no standard central AC.
Both split and window can be equally efficient. So if you are looking for high efficiency air conditioners then split air conditioners can provide you more options. The main difference between the two is that window air conditioner has a single unit whereas split air conditioner has 2 units (indoor and outdoor).
Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20-40 percent of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model. When replacing your central air conditioning unit, look for a SEER of at least 15. Of course, also make sure the unit is ENERGY STAR® rated.
Air Conditioning Square Footage Range by Climate Zone
ZONE 1 ZONE 2
1.5 Tons 600 – 900 sf 600 – 950 sf
2 Tons 901-1200 sf 951 – 1250 sf
2.5 Tons 1201 – 1500 sf 1251 – 1550 sf
3 Tons 1501 – 1800 sf 1501 – 1850 sf
Average AC Unit Prices by Size or Capacity
Central AC Unit Size AC & Coil AC & Coil Installed Cost
2.5 Tons, 30,000 btu $1,525 $2,695
3 Tons, 36,000 btu $1,650 $2,990
3.5 Tons, 42,000 btu $1,780 $3,250
4 Tons, 48,000 btu $1,860 $3,350

*The information above does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of a qualified attorney.

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