Home Forums Heating and Cooling Need advice on a new central air init 1300 sq. ft.

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  • #7156
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    I plan to replace a broken down central ac system in my home soon. It was broken down except for heat when we moved in 10 yrs ago. We have used window acs in every room. The house is 1300 sq. Ft. It was built in about 1975. So the walls are 1975 standards for insulation. It has convenional 2×4 and sheetrock construction. There are fiberglass batts throughout, but am sure the R-value of the walls is poor by modern construction standards. Also, the windows are only cheap single-glazed ones. The house is built on a slab. I spent some time on hvac forums, and i think Carrier is the brand to go with. The inside coil i suspect is probably ok. So, can someone give me an idea what size unit i need? And what SEER should I get. I cant go all out, money is no object for some super-SEER unit….but need a unit that will lower our bill, which is always around 300.00 in the summer months. Whats the usual SEER these days? 13? It gets as high as 108 on the hottest days of the summer here! Requires some serious cooling! Thanks!

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    Profile photo of VictoriaFlow

    I advise you to look at the Perfect Aire brand, exactly this model, 12K BTU unit should be fine with your balance within bills and chilled air!

    The Perfect Aire 4PATW12000 is a great model for those who need a powerful through the wall air conditioner for bedrooms, kitchens, or even small apartments. This model is powerful, with 12,000 BTUs to help cool down areas up to 550 square feet. It also has a decent temperature range of 62-86 degrees Fahrenheit.

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