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A central air conditioning system offers many advantages over conventional air conditioning systems. Undoubtedly, central air is one of the most effective and efficient ways to circulate cool air throughout the house. However, central air conditioners offer one major benefit as they help improve the indoor air quality of your home. Centralized units send cool air directly through air ducts or vents located in each room, cooling your entire home to the desired temperature. Please note that second floors are a little harder to cool, as cold air drops. Ambient air is pulled into the air distribution unit (furnace) from each room through return-air ducts. The system filters the air that passes through it, removing airborne particles, like lint, and allergens, like dust, pollen and pet dander. Filtered air is then re-routed back to the rooms via a separate ductwork system. These systems can even trap the most microscopic pollutants. Obviously, more expensive filters can capture more pollutants and increase the air quality in the home. Having constantly clean and cool air is a major benefit with central air conditioners.
But the advantages don’t end there. The following are other advantages that central air conditioners have over other choices, such as evaporative coolers:
- Central air conditioners make less noise. The condenser, fan and compressor are located in an outdoor unit, instead of a grill located in the hallway. Indoor noise is barely detectable.
- Since the working parts of a central air conditioner are located outside of the home, it is inconspicuous and usually does not affect the view from outside or within the home. More efficient units are large in size to obtain high efficiency.
- The central air system does not take up any inside space and keeps the home looking modern and updated.
- Central air conditioners are easy to operate. The system is conveniently controlled by a thermostat that can be programmed to run at certain times and temperatures, thus saving you money on energy costs—just set it and forget it!
- Central air conditioning conditions the air by removing moisture with each cycle; we like to refer to it as a “soft” feel, not a moist “sticky” humid feel. It just makes you comfortable in the hot summer heat.
Know what the ratings mean:
S.E.E.R stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating”; the higher the SEER the greater the efficiency. The Department of Energy standards set the minimum SEER at 13.
Old inefficient units carry a SEER of 12 or less, and in most cases, utilize the now phased out R22 refrigerant. The new units optimize efficiency from 13 SEER to as high as 21 SEER and utilize R410A, an ozone friendly refrigerant. Purchasing a central air conditioner that is 15 SEER or greater can get you some incredible utility rebates as well as Federal Tax Credits.
Thinking of Replacing your Old Inefficient Central Air Conditioner? You should consider this:
Your old air conditioner probably utilizes R-22 ozone depleting Freon. The price of this Freon has more than tripled in a year and will continue to skyrocket until its phase out in 2015. The repairs are sometimes more or close to its price, more than purchasing and upgrading to a new energy efficient central air conditioner that contains the ozone friendly R410A Freon.
New high-efficient central air conditioning qualifies for local utility rebates and Federal Tax Credits, making the switch from old to new extremely attractive and affordable.
Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning prides itself by offering quality American-made products that fit almost any budget, and we offer free in-home estimates on new equipment installations.
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