Whiteboard Wednesday 8

Amber Kennoy: [00:00:03] It is Whiteboard Wednesday once again with Jamie over at Synergy. And it’s about that time where people are really having to make that transition from the heating to cooling. And a lot of people find out that their system’s just not keeping up. So if they are in the market for a new system, maybe they know the system is just on its last leg and they want to get it replaced before summer’s really here. What do we need to look for?

Jamie Clark: [00:00:24] So I know it can be really confusing because there’s a lot of industry terms that people float around like SEER rating and capacities and things. So we really try to simplify it for people. There’s really only three main things you need to look at when you’re shopping for an air conditioner, because you can get really buried in the weeds, you know, the SEER rating of a system. It’s kind of like the miles per gallon for an air conditioner, but that is not a really good metric to judge a good one versus a bad one. 86% of the air conditioner sold in the United States are government minimum efficiency. So the bare bones you can get because people don’t realize they have choices. And a lot of times they’ve got a lot of choices. Just in our product offering, we’ve got 20 different options, but we really try to narrow it down. So if you go back over the last 100 years, the standard air conditioner is what we call a single stage unit. That means it comes on, it goes off, there’s no variability to it. It’s either all the way on, all the way off.

Amber Kennoy: [00:01:14] Light switch, on or off.

Jamie Clark: [00:01:15] Off. Great, great. Well, that’s great when it’s 90 degrees, but when it’s 83 degrees and very humid, that air conditioner ends up being too big for your house. So in the early eighties, we came out with a two stage air conditioner. So this guy comes on at half power and only goes to full power when needed. So it runs a lot longer and takes a lot more humidity out of the house, making it more comfortable. And 20 years ago, we came up with the variable volume system. And this is like most of our cars today. You set the temperature, it speeds way up when it needs to and slows way down, but runs really long periods. And this takes five times the humidity out of the house of an average air conditioner. And we talk about allergies. The number one thing that aggravates allergies is humidity. And central Kentucky. We’re not truly an air conditioning climate. We’re more of a dehumidification climate. So for more information, give us a call at 859-687-0553 or our website, mysynergyhome.com.

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