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5 A/C Features to Look For When Shopping for a New Cooling System

5 A/C Features to Look For When Shopping for a New Cooling System

A new air conditioning system is a large investment, and to get the most value for your money, you must choose carefully. There are five common cooling system features that should factor into your ultimate decision.


5 Energy-Efficient Reasons to Buy Matching Indoor and Outdoor Units

5 Energy-Efficient Reasons to Buy Matching Indoor and Outdoor Units

It’s rare for both main components of a central air conditioner to fail at the same time. Usually, either the outdoor condenser/compressor gives out or the indoor evaporator coil fails. When this happens, you may be tempted to replace just the failed component to save money. Buying matching indoor and outdoor units is a better choice for the following reasons.


Buying an Air Conditioner: In Addition to the SEER Rating, Pay Attention to These Features

When you’re buying an air conditioner, it’s likely you’ll encounter a whole new world of terms and concepts. The technology for air conditioners has improved over the last few years and many more features are available that increase their efficiency and your comfort. The minimum energy efficiency standard for central cooling systems stands at 13 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) and goes into the 20s. Each increase in the SEER rating indicates that the system provides 10 percent more efficient cooling. A 16 SEER system will use 30 percent less electricity than a 13 SEER system, and if you’re replacing… Read More »


Your Split Air Conditioner: Keeping the 2 Sides in Sync

If you’ve been thinking about only replacing one side of your split air conditioner, you may want to reconsider. Even if just one component is giving you trouble, making the decision to upgrade only half of your equipment could lead to even bigger problems. Here’s why:


An Electronically Commutated Motor: Head and Shoulders Above PSC Motors

When you want the most comfort and energy efficiency from your heating and cooling system, look for one that has an electronically commutated motor (ECM) in the blower or outdoor condenser. These motors offer many advantages over permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors, the most common kind used for HVAC equipment.


Two Terms To Remember When You’re Shopping For An Air Conditioner: SEER And Energy Star

If you’ve been shopping for an air conditioner for your Michigan home, you already know that there are some big differences from one model to the next. Some air conditioners are much more energy-efficient than others, providing the same amount of cool air while using less electricity and saving you money on your utility bills. These high-efficiency systems don’t look much different than their low-efficiency counterparts, though.


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