All Air Conditioners are Not Created Equal: How to Choose Yours

Arizona summers are not for the faint of heart.

As the weather heats up, the importance of sound, reliable air conditioning becomes blazingly apparent. But here’s the hard truth: not all air conditioners are created equal. Choosing the right one for your home can make the difference between a comfortable summer enjoying life, or a miserable trial through the hottest months. Choosing the right unit for your home can also make a massive difference in your monthly energy bills and general quality of life.

Sound like an overstatement? Hear us out….

How to Choose the Right AC Unit


While all air conditioners may seem like basically the same, their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) can vary considerably. The SEER measures an air conditioner’s efficiency, with higher numbers indicating greater efficiency and potentially significant energy savings. A 14 SEER air conditioner is the minimum efficiency available, but it is worth considering models with higher SEER ratings for increased energy savings over time. At Martin Air, we offer a variety of air conditioners that start at 14 SEER and go up to 20 SEER.

Energy Savings

In addition to SEER ratings, there are other features to consider when selecting an air conditioner that can impact energy savings and overall comfort. For instance, some air conditioners come equipped with advanced features, such as two-stage compressors and variable fan speed operations. Two-stage compressors can adjust the air conditioning output based on the outdoor temperature, which can save energy while also providing consistent cooling. Variable fan speed operations allow for greater control over the airflow in your home, which can lead to increased comfort and energy savings.

Budget and Needs

When selecting the best AC for your home and family, it is important to consider your specific needs and budget. While a higher SEER rating and advanced features may provide increased energy savings and comfort, they may also come with a higher price tag. The team here at Martin Air can work with you to assess your home’s cooling needs and budget to help you make the best decision for your family.


Another factor to consider when selecting an AC unit is the size of your home. An air conditioning unit that is too small for your home may not provide adequate cooling, while an oversized unit may waste energy and lead to increased energy bills. Our team can help you determine the perfect size for your home, considering factors such as the size of your home, ceiling height, and insulation.

At Martin Air, we believe in providing our customers with honest and transparent service. That’s why we offer free second opinions on system replacement estimates. If you’ve received an estimate from another HVAC company, give us a call and let us provide you with a second opinion. We want to ensure that our customers are making informed decisions when it comes to their home’s cooling needs.

Why Martin Air Heating & Cooling?

With unmatched customer service, we deliver top-notch residential & commercial HVAC services. Our services are not just limited to basic HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance. We can also help 24/7 you with your smart home, thermostats, and improving your indoor air quality.

New Installation, Upgrades Or Replacement

Your heating and cooling system is most likely the largest use of energy in your home. Interestingly, over a third of the total energy use in the United States goes to heating and cooling buildings. Making sure your heating and cooling system is properly designed and installed has the biggest impact on your energy costs.

Let us help you with your installation!

Our Installations Include:

  • A complimentary in-home consultation with one of our HVAC specialists.
  • Free ecobee Wifi Smart Thermostat with every install
  • Assistance in selecting an energy-efficient heating and cooling system that meets your exact needs
  • Proper measurement and sizing of the equipment to fit your home
  • Convenient and flexible payment options
  • Complete factory warranties on all equipment and labor.

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