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Why You Need a High SEER2 or Inverter AC in Florida


When it’s time to replace your air conditioner, many homeowners want to go with the least expensive model. For some areas of the country, that tactic is fine. But when you live in Florida, going with the cheapest model can actually cost you more in the long run.

When you think about how often you use your AC system, it makes sense to choose a unit with a high SEER2 rating and one with inverter technology. These features mean that your new AC system will cost you less in utilities for the 10-15 years that you own it. Let’s go over why it pays to spend a little more on an AC replacement in Tampa.

Why Consider a High SEER2 or Inverter AC in Florida

To understand the benefits of an air conditioner with a high SEER2 rating and inverter AC systems, it’s important to understand what these terms mean. SEER2 is an updated version of the SEER rating, which measures the cooling efficiency of air conditioners and heat pumps. The higher the SEER2 rating, the more energy-efficient the system is. 

Inverter technology refers to the mechanism within the AC system that regulates the compressor’s speed. Traditional AC units operate on a simple on/off cycle; they run at full power until the desired temperature is reached, then shut off, and start again when the temperature rises. Inverter AC systems have multiple settings including high and low speeds. They continuously adjust the compressor’s speed to operate at the lowest possible setting to use the least amount of energy.

Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

Perhaps the best reason to purchase an advanced air conditioning system is for the energy efficiency and cost savings. High SEER2 ratings mean that these systems use less electricity to cool your home, which can significantly lower energy bills. Given our extended cooling season, the savings can really add up. High-efficiency AC systems can also increase the overall value of your home. Potential buyers will see a modern, energy-efficient HVAC system as a major bonus.

Enhanced Comfort and Performance

Beyond energy efficiency and cost savings, high SEER2 and inverter AC systems offer superior comfort and performance. Standard AC systems can create noticeable temperature swings as they cycle on and off. Advanced AC systems provide a more consistent indoor temperature by continuously adjusting the compressor speed to match the cooling demand. This means fewer hot and cold spots and a more even temperature throughout your home.

Inverter technology also reduces the wear and tear on your AC system. By avoiding the constant start-stop cycle of traditional units, inverter systems experience less wear and tear which can extend the lifespan of the system. This means fewer repairs and replacements over time, adding to the overall cost-effectiveness of the system.

Investing in a high SEER2 or inverter AC system is a smart choice for Florida homeowners. If you’re considering an upgrade, contact us and we’ll go over your options. 

Contact Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an AC replacement in Tampa, FL today!

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