Whether you’re looking for the highest efficiency air conditioning system or the one with the best value, several brands stand out from the rest.
While one of the higher-end (and thus more expensive) air conditioning brands on the market, an investment in an Amana system can be worth it thanks to their high efficiency ratings. Several Amana models were included on Energy Star’s Most Efficient 2018 list due to their high SEER numbers.
If you need a more value-oriented system than Amana offers, Goodman can be an excellent choice. Goodman owns Amana and uses many of the same internal components, resulting in high-quality and efficient air conditioning systems that are priced significantly lower than Amana.
On the higher end of the price spectrum again, Carrier offers a wide range of efficient and high-performing air conditioning systems backed by a long track record of reliability. A number of their systems reached Energy Star’s Most Efficient 2018 list thanks to their excellent efficiency numbers at both heating and cooling.
Bryant has lower name recognition than many brands, but their reliability, efficiency and value should make them a strong contender for your air conditioning system replacement–and they also made their way onto Energy Star’s Most Efficient 2018 list.
Once you’ve made the decision to upgrade to a new air-conditioning system, understanding the key features to consider is important. Here are the top three factors you should weigh as you make your choice.
In short, an air conditioner’s SEER rating refers to the ratio of cooling output to energy consumed; the higher the number, the more efficient the system. Due to state regulations, most systems on the market have a SEER rating of at least 13, but highly-efficient air conditioners can reach a 25 SEER rating. In general, the increased efficiency of a high SEER-rated system can help lower energy bills on a monthly basis.
Given that one of the major reasons why many homeowners replace their existing air conditioning systems is because of a lack of features, examining those included in a new system is important. Consider the wide range of features available in various units and how they meet your family’s needs, including noise-reduction technology, smart thermostat compatibility, variable speed systems and more.
A new air conditioning system is a big investment, and you want to make sure that your investment doesn’t fizzle out quickly. Looking for a brand that has a long-standing reputation of reliability and long-term functionality is key, as is considering the benefits (and limitations) of any warranty offered.
Replacing an old or broken air conditioner is a big job, and McDaris A/C & Heating can offer you valuable peace of mind when it comes time to tackle it! We are fully insured, and have all of our fully licensed, experienced Houston HVAC service technicians arrive in a uniform that you will recognize.
With our up-front pricing, ensuing you approve of all costs before we begin the work, you have nothing to lose but some cool air. Call us today!