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When purchasing an air conditioning system, is it worth paying more for a higher SEER rating?

Always
22%
In most cases
36%
In some cases
36%
Not sure
3%
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Question: When purchasing an air conditioning system, is it worth paying more for a higher SEER rating?
Top Answer (36% of 57 votes): In most cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Each house and needs are diferrent.
Ionel Firuta
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This is a question relative to your specific budget.
DIAMONDBACK Service Management
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It is usually worth spending the extra money on a higher SEER air conditioning system because they do last long enough to pay you back and then some. In a lot of cases customers are surprised with the higher seer models how little their electric bill went up because their neighbors with an old unit usually doubles in the dead of summer!
A.C.E. Mechanical
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: In most cases I recommend paying a little higher price for higher SEER rating system as it will pay for itself over the years and with the rebates in which homeowners receive it is worth paying higher for a higher SEER rating. Definitely a cost effective comparison
Chief Mechanical Systems
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases, its absolutely worth paying more for a higher seer rating. If you plan on living in your home for well over 10 years, its worth every dime to get a 18 seer to 21 seer system. If you own our home and plan on living their for more than 10 years, the initial investment on the equipment is not cheap, but in the long run, you will get that money back and more by the energy efficiency of the system, as it utilizes less energy than your standard 13, 14, or 16 seer systems.
Affordable AC of SWFL, Inc
Answer: Always
Explanation: Most systems are really design in a way now a days for manufacturing profit. What this means is for you to pay less in the long run you want a hire seer to save you money. The life span of an an air conditioner isn't as long now so generating more savings is the cheaper way to go.
Kair
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Higher seer means higher energy efficiency so yes in most cases definitely go with higher seer units.
White's Pro Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Pay me now or pay me later. Higher up front costs for the higher effeciency equipment that will save you money on utlities. But you may not ever save enough to cover the up front costs.
Air Connection
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If you're going to stay in the house at least five years little pay for the difference
H&M heating and cooling
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: That can be a loaded question. You'll need to ask yourself how long do you plan on staying in the home? Less than 5 years or 5-10+ years. Today's minimum efficiency AC ratings are about 40% more efficient then the system that where available 10-15 years ago. A minimum SEER rated AC might be just fine. One the flip side of that we know our utility rates have been going up about 6% annually. If you are planning to stay in the home 10 years or longer, it may be wise to consider the highest efficiency you can afford. These system will lower your utility cost up 70% and compliment the new push for solar. Making is run on free power. There are huge rebates and incentives for such a system.
Barwick Heating & Cooling
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Everything depends of the efficiency and what kind of brand the customers are looking for.
Cruz Hvac Services, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Economy return on investment
ECS Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Investing in a higher efficiency unit now always produces energy costs for the life of the system. You also will have ultimate comfort levels.
Fix My AC Inc
Answer: Always
Explanation: It is always best to have the highest effecient peice of equipment you can afford to cut down on energy consumption cost. We promise to go over all of your options and offer our customers the right equipment to best match their situation and budget.
Dr Heat & Cool Comfort Experts
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is good to evaluate what your needs for AC are first before making your decision. If you are only going to need it short term you might want to pay less for the unit and more on the costs of running it. If long term you may go the other way.
Kohler Heating and Air Conditioning
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on where you live, the electricity rate where you live, what type of system you put in, how you use the system, the construction and insulation values of all materials in your home, how long you plan to live there, and the difference in cost you are quoted between different SEER rated systems.
Air Services Comfort Solutions LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: To see rating is a standard used to measure how much energy you are using
Nelson Air & Sheet Metal
Answer: Always
Explanation: Higher SEER is the best investment in your Home Plus save energy - better Comfort
Certified Quality Air Conditioning Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: depending on the upfront costs and the rebates
H.O. Electric
Answer: Always
Explanation: the seer is how much energy the unit recovers in motors and saves money over time
Climate Creations LLC
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