When looking for the best central air conditioner brand, look for the one that has the most efficient models covered by the best warranties. The best central air conditioners will provide more reliable performance over time, and keep you from paying out a small fortune on an AC unit to keep your house as cool as you want it.
The efficiency of air conditioners is often rated by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). The higher the unit’s SEER rating the more energy efficient it is. A great example of this is the Lennox XC25 central air conditioning unit with a SEER rating as high as 26 which is one of the highest ratings you will find on a central air conditioner anywhere. Lennox also sells less efficient models, with SEER as low as 13, in case you don’t have the budget for a more efficient one. For comparison, the most efficient models from most other brands have SEER ratings of around 20. Central AC units with excellent energy efficiency ratings can save you more on electricity bills than standard models.
Warranties can save you money. When choosing the best central air conditioner brand, look for the one covered by the longest warranties. A great example of this is the Amana AVXC20 central air conditioner which carries a lifetime warranty. Even if a top-tier Amana unit is more expensive upfront than models made by many other brands, its lifetime warranty can save you money over time.
Although professional HVAC installers often give specific recommendations on central air conditioners, take some time to do your own research before you call so you can explain your needs.
Buying one of the best air conditioner brands is important whether you’re replacing an old HVAC system, or having the first AC unit system put in your home, but it’s not everything. The best Lennox, Amana, Trane, Ruud, American Standard or other top-of-the-line HVAC systems won’t perform any better than a no-name bargain system if it’s not installed properly by a qualified HVAC contractor. It’s important to find an HVAC installation professional with high ratings and expert knowledge within the field so that your top brand can perform at optimal efficiency.
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