Single Stage/Single Speed Air Conditioners
This mean that on a 100 degree day the unit will run constantly, but that is far better that picking a large enough unit to handle the few days it goes over a 100.
Single speed units come in three different SEER ratings; 14, 15 & 16 SEER.
All these units can use any type of indoor furnace or air handler and they are 35 to 50 percent more efficient than most 15 to 20 year old units you might have in your home or business.
Multi-Stage/Multi-Speed Air Conditioners
A multi-stage air conditioner has either a variable speed compressor in the unit that can slow down or ramp up to give variable outputs or a two speed compressor that can change it’s output or capacity from low to high.
These units are the most efficient made and when you look at their SEER rating, you should know that the rating is taken with the unit is locked in high speed running constant.
The actual SEER is much higher when the unit is in low speed or low stage as it’s compressor draws much less electricity in this reduced mode.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE HOMEOWNER
You have many choices. Our Comfort Advisors will present you with the best options available, tailored to meet your cooling needs. The size of your home, the amount of insulation, the type of materials used during construction, your lifestyle, and of course, your budget are all factored in for you. Give us a call or fill out our contact form, and let’s get started solving your air conditioning needs.