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Air Conditioners

Air conditioners may look similar, but their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER/SEER2 and EER/EER2) can vary widely. For air conditioners, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) new minimum efficiency standards vary by region, so your choice of AC units will depend on where you live.

The DOE’s regional breakdown by state is as follows:

  • North
    • 14.0 SEER/ 13.4 SEER2
  • Southeast
    • 15.0 SEER/ 14.3 SEER2
    • 12.2 EER/11.7 EER2
  • Southwest
    • 15.0 SEER/ 14.3 SEER2
    • 12.2 EER/11.7 EER2
DOE Regional SEER Breakdown Map

SEER Versus SEER2

SEER2 is an updated rating standard introduced by the DOE. SEER2 standards are intended to provide a better gauge of typical home operating conditions whereas the older SEER rating utilized very precise protocols to determine ratings in ideal conditions. SEER2 standards include updated testing means that give a better indication of how a unit will operate in the real world.

Much like miles-per-gallon for a car, SEER/SEER2 and EER/EER2 offer an easy way to compare efficiencies of different products – the higher the rating, the more efficient the unit. Just be sure you are comparing either SEER vs SEER or SEER2 vs SEER2 (same for EER/EER2).

EER2 Versus SEER2

EER2 and SEER2 both evaluate an air conditioner’s energy efficiency, but they’re concerned with two different types of temperature conditions:

  • EER2 measures an air conditioner’s efficiency at the peak cooling temperature of 95°F.
  • SEER2 measures an air conditioner’s efficiency throughout an entire cooling season, with temperatures ranging from 65°F to 104°F.

Smith's Heating and AC Can Help You Choose

We currently offer a line of air conditioners that meet the local minimum rating and go all the way up to a 24 SEER2. Depending on your average usage, higher SEER2/EER2 air conditioners can significantly reduce your electric bill.

Additionally, we offer many air conditioners that have advanced features, such as 2-stage compressors and variable speed fan operation. These features not only improve the comfort level of your home but can provide additional energy savings as well. Call us now at (910) 287-3411.

Air Conditioning Product Offering

Platinum 20

AccuComfort™ Variable Speed Platinum 20 Air Conditioner

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Model Family: Platinum 20
Efficiency SEER/SEER2: Up to 21.5 SEER2
Efficiency EER/EER2: N/A
Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR®
Sound Level: 55-75 dBA
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: Variable-speed
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-year limited warranty on internal functional parts.
Factory Warranty Compressor: 12-year limited warranty on compressor.
Manufacturer's Stated Benefits:
  • 10-year limited warranty on outdoor coil.
  • Maximize your home comfort with this AccuComfort™ variable-speed air conditioner that works smarter to lower the operating
  • Experience this AccuComfort™ unit that has a wider operating range to allow the system to remain operating when the compet
  • Get the comfort you set with AccuComfort™ technology that is consistent with a 1/2 degree in 1/10th of 1% increments.
  • Experience the technology inside this central A/C unit that is the quietest at 4dB below the nearest competitor minimum.
  • Discover the advantage of owning this system available with lower compressor modulation and fan speeds yield amazingly low sound
  • Get seamless comfort and reduced energy costs with Enhanced Humidity Control.
  • Receive dependable comfort for years to come with an A/C system that is built with quality materials, innovative features, durab
Platinum 18

AccuComfort™ Variable Speed Platinum 18 Air Conditioner

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Model Family: Platinum 18
Efficiency SEER/SEER2: Up to 18 SEER2
Efficiency EER/EER2: N/A
Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR®
Sound Level: 55-75 dBA
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: Variable-speed
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-year limited warranty on internal functional parts.
Factory Warranty Compressor: 12-year limited warranty on compressor.
Manufacturer's Stated Benefits:
  • Maximize your home comfort with our AccuComfort™ variable-speed air conditioning line that works smarter to lower operatin
  • Experience a wider operating range that allows our AccuComfort™ home air conditioners to remain operating when competition
  • Get the comfort you set with AccuComfort™ technology that is consistent with a 1/2 degree in 1/10th of 1% increments.
  • Own the cleanest variable-speed A/C available that offers lower compressor modulation and fan speeds that yield amazingly low so
  • Experience seamless comfort and reduced energy costs with Enhanced Humidity Control.
  • Ensure your comfort for years to come with a variable-speed air conditioning system that is built with quality materials, innova
Gold 16

Gold 16 Air Conditioner

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Model Family: Gold 16
Efficiency SEER/SEER2: Up to 16.2 SEER2
Efficiency EER/EER2: N/A
Energy Star Rated: Energy Star®
Sound Level: 72-74 dBA
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: Two stage
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-year limited warranty on internal functional parts.
Factory Warranty Compressor: 12-year limited warranty on compressor.
Manufacturer's Stated Benefits:
  • 10-year limited warranty on outdoor coil.
  • Reduce up to 56 percent of your energy usage with this central air system that surpasses government efficiency standards.*
  • This home central air conditioner runs at 70 percent capacity except on the hottest days when it steps up to the second stage
  • Experience quiet operation with this system that is so quiet, you'll barely notice it's running.
  • Enjoy our home cooling systems that cool your home with an environmentally friendly refrigerant that's ozone-safe.
  • Get more efficient and reliable cooling, thanks to a durable Spine Fin™ coil found in this home central air conditioner.
  • Rust-resistant coating, screws and basepan protect system from the elements.
  • Unit is also available in a three phase model
Silver 14

Silver 14 Air Conditioner

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Model Family: Silver 14
Efficiency SEER/SEER2: Up to 14.8 SEER2
Efficiency EER/EER2: N/A
Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Sound Level: 72-73 dBA
Refrigerant Type: R-410A
Compressor: Single stage
Factory Warranty Parts: 10-year limited warranty on internal functional parts
Factory Warranty Compressor: 10-year limited warranty on compressor
Manufacturer's Stated Benefits:
  • This central air system's design is an economical option for efficient and reliable cooling.
  • Cools with an environmentally friendly refrigerant that is ozone-safe.
  • This A/C unit's rust-resistant coating, screws and basepan protect your system from the elements.