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Air Conditioning Systems

Wholesale Air Conditioning Systems Buying Guide

Our Goodman line of air conditioners provides energy-efficient comfort and technology to your home at a reasonable price. From the energy-efficient compressor, designed to provide years of reliable cooling comfort, to a single-speed condenser fan motor that provides dependable and quiet airflow across the condensing coil, the Goodman air conditioner is one of the best that you’ll find - at a price that won’t break the bank. And, when combined with a gas furnace, evaporator coil, or air handler, the Goodman air conditioner can work in tandem with other systems to ensure that your space is cool when it needs to be. 

Air handler and air conditioning unit combinations are usually best for those who already live in a warmer climate and don’t require a heavy-duty heater during the winter months. In contrast, a furnace and air conditioner combination is best for those who require the heating power of a gas or electric furnace. 

To find the desired tonnage for your air conditioner, you’ll first need to calculate the square footage of the space that you’re trying to cool. Typically, the average home requires one ton of air conditioning per 400 to 1,000 square feet. There is a lot of variation in this number since you’ll also need to factor in how many windows the space has and how tall the ceilings are, as these things dictate how easily air flows through your space. 

After you have discovered what tonnage will work best for your space, you will then move on to figure out what SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, you want your new unit to possess. Essentially, the SEER rating measures the air conditioner's efficiency, which is calculated using the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. Similar to the miles per gallon for a car, an air conditioner's SEER rating is the maximum efficiency rating for the unit. So, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the air conditioner will be, likely resulting in lower utility bills and other added benefits. However, it is also important to note that the efficiency of your air conditioning system can also depend on the size of the space you're attempting to cool, your current ductwork, and other variables.

Though using a BTU calculator like the one found by visiting this link might provide a more accurate guide, there is a relatively simple way to calculate how many BTUs your new system will need to possess in order to efficiently heat or cool your home. Essentially, heating and cooling zones are divided into five zones. Zone one is located in the warmest sections of the United States, like the deep south and southwestern portions of the country. Zones two and three are located in the more northern portions of the United States, like Tennessee, California, and North Carolina. Then, following that same logic, zones four and five, with five being the coldest, sweep across the upper portion of the Midwest and the northern portion of the United States.

Here is what each zone requires in terms of BTUs needed per square foot:

Zone one: 30-35 BTUs per square foot

Zone two: 35-40 BTUs per square foot

Zone three: 40-45 BTUs per square foot

Zone four: 45-50 BTUs per square foot

Zone five: 50-60 BTUs per square foot

Further, as you continue to browse our selection of air conditioning systems, you will see that you have the option to choose between a “standard efficiency” gas furnace system and SEER (as it pertains to air handlers) or a “high efficiency” gas furnace system and SEER. On our site, “standard efficiency” stands for gas furnace systems that are 80% efficient and “high efficiency” gas furnace systems are those that are 92% efficiency or higher. 

Disclaimer: Before making a purchase, you should always check first with your qualified installer to figure out what unit is best for your home or space.

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