Chances are, the last thing you think about is your air conditioner. You just expect to be comfortable. That’s why Rheem is the best choice you can make. Rheem offers innovative, top-quality products with the latest technology, dependable performance, great warranties and excellent service and support. “Welcome to the new degree of comfort.”

Selecting an air conditioner for your home is a major decision, one that should not be taken lightly. It is an important home investment. When the summer heat is at its highest, you’ll want your family to have the best, most reliable air conditioner possible. Here are a few things to consider before choosing:

How can I be sure my AC unit is the right size for my home?
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 needed, wasting expensive energy and putting undue strain on the compressor. A good HVAC qualified contractor will determine the optimum size for your home by making a careful study of your cooling requirements, like window dimensions and exposure, floor space, insulation and local climate, the direction your home faces, and even the amount of your home’s exterior shaded by trees.

What do good central air units have in common?
The best ones are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to hold utility bills down. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year when properly maintained. Good systems are quiet, long-lasting and low in service needs.

Which air conditioners are the most energy efficient?
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 will be. 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 Rheem Prestige Series™ High Efficiency model, for example, has a SEER of 18.00, among the highest available. It’s significantly higher than today’s standard models, many of which carry SEER’s of at least 13.

Are some air conditioners built better than others?
The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it works long and hard. Rheem installs the highly advanced scroll compressor in every Rheem condensing unit we produce. Scroll Compressors are recognized by the industry as the leader in reliability, efficiency and quiet operation.