High Efficiency Systems
Air Conditioning SEER Ratings
The more efficient an air conditioner is, the less energy it will take to cool your home in Branson. Not only does that mean that your A/C doesn’t have to work as hard, it results in a lower electric bill. However, since the higher an A/C unit’s efficiency is, the more expensive it will be, knowing the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is just one of many factors to consider when purchasing an HVAC unit.
What is a good SEER rating?
While the federally regulated minimum SEER rating for a new air conditioner in the Branson,MO area is 13 or 14 for a Heat Pump system, the ranking goes as high as 25. However, determining the right SEER for your new A/C unit isn’t as straightforward as choosing a specific number. You also have to consider the climate of your home to determine the impact of swapping out your system to one of a different SEER rating.
A 13 SEER is commonly a good match for a home that typically had an 8 to 10 SEER rating, but that’s not always the case. The size of the new system, how long you anticipate living in your home, your regional climate and how often you expect to use your A/C factor into the decision. Energy Star has a helpful energy savings calculator that can assist in deciding which SEER rating is best for your new A/C unit
Incentives for upgrading to higher SEER
There are also certain incentives provided by local Branson utility companies for instance Empire Electric has a rebate of $400-$500 if you upgrade to a high efficiency unit of 15+
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At CoolPoint-Air, we offer premium heating and air conditioning repair & installation service in Branson & surrounding areas . We check all components of your home, number of rooms, windows, insulation value, foundation, roof and more using a Manual J calculation to insure proper system sizing.
We will also give you a detailed explanation of your heating and cooling system’s current condition and efficiency.