Along with selling brand new items, the Factory Furnace Outlet also sells cosmetically damaged items for a discounted price. These items include air conditioners, gas furnaces, electric furnaces, heat pumps, evaporator coils, ptacs and other accessories. Be sure to read the description for each product to determine the extent of this damage on each unit.
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.
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.