Finding An Energy Efficient Air Conditioner in Santa Rosa

Choosing a central home cooling system for your Santa Rosa home is never something to take lightly. It’s an expensive purchase that’s going to be part of your residence for years to come. Plus, with the high cost of most AC units and the need to live a greener lifestyle, it’s more important than ever to choose the right air conditioner.

What Does It Mean For An Air Conditioner To Be “Efficient?”

To measure an air conditioner’s efficiency, you need to look at the EER and SEER ratings. The higher the ratings, the less energy the AC uses. Highly efficient systems can reduce energy costs and produce lower carbon emissions.

The SEER is the “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating.”  This compares the electrical input required to run the system with how much the system is cooling. To sell an AC unit in the state of California, it must have a SEER rating of at least 14. High energy units will have a SEER rating of over 18, the highest being 25. 

The EER is the “Energy Efficiency Rating.” This measures a unit’s efficiency on the really hot days (kind of like a highway rating). It assesses how much energy is used and how well it cools and removes humidity when the temperatures are over 95 degrees. High efficiency systems will have an EER of at least 13.

Find out more about energy savings and SEER rating with our energy efficiency calculator, located on our service pages!

Will An Energy Efficient AC Qualify for A Tax Credit?

Possibly. The Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit set in place by the Federal Government begins for tax year 2019 and expires the end of 2021.

You can receive up to 30% the installation costs of solar, wind, and geothermal equipment on your primary home and one other residence.

Californians are trying to eliminate our need for energy that comes from from fossil fuels. Tax credits like this are a great incentive to upgrade to the “greener,” more efficient heating and cooling systems.

Interested in learning more about tax breaks, rebates and other financing options for your HVAC unit? We have all the information you need.

What AC Units Are The Most Energy Efficient?

Today’s top AC models tout advanced technology that can drastically improve efficiency and provide your home with extremely precise humidity and temperature control.  Inverter-driven compressors, solar capabilities, or a superior functionality in hot climates are only some of the added perks these models bring to the table. 

Here are the most efficient Central AC units according to Energy Star:

  1. Lennox Signature Series XC25
    • 26 SEER/ 16.5 EER
    • Easily integrates with solar
    • Must use Lennox brand replacement parts
  2. Amana AVXC20 & Daikin DX20VC
    • 24.5 SEER / 14 EER
    • Inverter- driven technology allows for temperature precision and efficiency
    • Good warranty
  3. Lennox Signature Series XC21
    • 21.2 SEER / 15 EER
    • Designed for very hot climates
    • Easily integrates with solar
    • Must use Lennox brand replacement parts

Top Rated AC Units

Some of the Top-Rated AC units on the market include:

  • Trane XR HVAC Series
  • Carrier Infinity Series
  • Lennox Signature Series
  • Daikin VC/MC HVAC Series
  • Heil QuietComfort Deluxe Series
  • American Standard Platinum HVAC Series

For more information about the top rated, highest performing HVAC systems, contact Moore Home Services today for a FREE estimate!