service all makes and models of Air Conditioners.
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Selecting an air conditioner for your home is a big decision. It’s
an important investment today. It will play a key role in your home
energy expenses for years to come. And when the summer heat is at
its worst, you’ll want your family to have the best, most reliable
cooling comfort possible. Here are a few things to consider.
do good central air units have in common?
How can I be sure my
Unit is the right size?
Which air conditioners
are energy efficient?
Are some air
conditioners built better than others?
What do good central air units have in
The best ones are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to
hold utility bills down. They provide steady, reliable performance
year after year when properly maintained. Good systems are quiet,
long-lasting and low in service needs.
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How can I be sure my Unit is the right
Obviously, an air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your
home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an
oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary,
wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the
A good dealer will determine the optimum size for your home by
making a careful study of your cooling requirements. Window
dimensions and exposure. Floor space, insulation and local climate.
Heat-generating appliances. The direction your home faces. Even the
amount of your home’s exterior shaded by trees.
He’ll specify the cooling capacity of the system in either Btu/h
(British thermal units of heat removed per hour) or refrigeration
tons (one ton being equal to 12,000 Btu/h).
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Which air conditioners are energy
Much like automobile manufacturers, today’s air conditioner
manufacturers are required by law to evaluate and rate their
equipment according to its energy efficiency. This rating is known
in the industry as a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The
higher the SEER, the more efficient the equipment.
Most new homes with central air come equipped with a standard
builder’s model. However, when replacement becomes necessary,
property owners can upgrade their air conditioning by specifying a
more energy-efficient system.
The Ruud Achiever XIV® High Efficiency model, for example, has a
SEER of 14.00, among the highest available. It’s significantly
higher than today’s standard models, many of which carry SEER’s
of around 10.
High SEER models are generally more expensive, but can easily make
up the difference by reducing your home energy bills over the long
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Are some air conditioners built better than
The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it
works long and hard. Ruud is the only manufacturer to install the
highly advanced Copeland® Scroll® Compressor in every Ruud
condensing unit we produce. Scroll Compressors are recognized by the
industry as the leader in reliability, efficiency and quiet
free to call anytime for a consultation, and we together we can
determine which product is the best for your home.