Air Conditioner Units

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Great Works Heating & Air Company offers you the greatest selection of quality, dependable and  high-efficient air conditioning systems.  Every system is backed by an industry-leading warranty. Your family can stay cool and breathe easy with products that give you economical performance, comfort and value.

Part of enjoying warmer weather is knowing that you can go back inside your home for cool, comfortable air. Great Works is always ready to help you with your home cooling needs. We have the latest information on new ENERGY STAR® rated systems that will help you save on energy costs and improve the efficiency of your system. Call us for expert advice, reasonable prices and professional installation on any home cooling equipment that you might need.

Selecting Air Conditioner Size

There is only one correctly sized air conditioner for your home. A unit that is oversized will turn on and off too frequently, called “short cycling”. Short cycling causes the unit to lose both efficiency, and the ability to properly dehumidify the home. This may result in higher utility bills and a less comfortable home. A unit that is undersized will run too often, and on the hottest days of the year may not be able to adequately cool the home.

If the unit you have now is the correct size for your home, replace it with the same size. How do you know what size you currently have? Look at the name plate on the outdoor condensing unit and locate the model number (not serial number). You are looking for 2 digits in the model number that match the numbers below to indicate Tons.

18 = 1.5 Ton
24 = 2 Ton
30 = 2.5 Ton
36 = 3 Ton
42 = 3.5 Ton
48 = 4 Ton
60 = 5 Ton

For example, a model GSX160241 is a 2 Ton air conditioner.

What’s A SEER Rating?

S.E.E.R. (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is an efficiency rating, much like, how miles per gallon (MPG) is used to rate automobile efficiency. We all understand that if you drive 300 miles and consume exactly 20 gallons of gas, then your vehicle’s fuel efficiency (MPG) is 15 miles per gallon (300 miles divided by 20 gallons). A vehicle that gets 18 MPG would be more efficient (less costly) to operate, and a 12 MPG vehicle is less efficient (more costly) to operate. For HVAC, S.E.E.R. follows the same rationale.

As of January 2006, the federal government mandates that all new central air conditioning equipment be at least 13 SEER, but there is equipment available rated as high as 18 and even 23 SEER.  The performance of your heating and cooling system is determined in a large part by your HVAC equipment’s operating efficiency.  The more cooling/heating a system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes, the higher rating it will receive.  The higher the efficiency rating of your system, the less energy it will consume…that means lower utility bills and less of an impact on the environment.

Let Great Works help you choose the best system for your home.  Call 770-217-0783.