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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
38%
In some cases
35%
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 (38% of 59 votes): In most cases.

Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Better rebates and save more money over the operation life of the unit
Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If you are not going to be living in the home or paying the utility bills, a lower SEER system is an option. (rental property)
TemperaturePro San Antonio
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Each house and needs are diferrent.
Ionel Firuta
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Alot of companies will have you believe that a higher seer is always bettert for you.Not true theres alot of factors that play into which seer best fits your needs.
Anytime Air Conditioning & Heating
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: The higher SEER last longer and easier on the utility bill, as long as it is installed according to the manufacture's specifications and is serviced regularly.
Arizona's Best Heating & AC, Inc.
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Higher SEER ratings translate to higher efficiency and lower operating costs. The equipment costs are higher, too, and the highest efficiency units might not present the best return on investment.
Rod Johnson Air Conditioning
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
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Economy return on investment
ECS Inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depending on how old is the unit to be replaced and how soon the home owner expects to get the return on the investment
MSA CONTRACTORS LLC
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Simple math. Higher seer equals lower bills
Foothills Comfort Specialists Heating & Air LLC
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Higher SEER is the best investment in your Home Plus save energy - better Comfort
Certified Quality Air Conditioning Inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If you are going to stay in the home long enough to offset the higher cost with the energy savings the answer should almost always be yes. We all need to do our part when we can to reduce our carbon footprint
123HVAC of Long Island
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: depending on the upfront costs and the rebates
H.O. Electric
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