Keeping you cool during the hot summers
Providing reliable cooling systems for over 30 years
We select quality, energy star rated air conditioning systems for your home that are built to last. If it wouldn’t go in our home – it’s not good enough for yours. Whether you are looking for single speed cooling, two-speed cooling or variable-speed cooling – we can provide an air conditioner that is right for your home. Four Seasons is dedicated to working with our wholesalers and manufactures to offer the most reliable air conditioning systems with the best performance for your cooling needs. Check out our Trane and Napoleon air conditioning models below:
How does air conditioning work?
Air conditioning cools your home by removing heat and humidity from the air using a liquid called refrigerant, which is circulated through the A/C compressor and coil. The A/C system converts refrigerant from a gas to liquid, circulating through the system. Your furnace fan then circulates cool air created by the A/C as the refrigerant liquid is transformed into vapor converting hot air into cold air.
SEER Rating - Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating
When purchasing a new air conditioner an important factor to consider is the SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, this tells you how efficiently the unit will cool your home throughout an entire cooling season. SEER rating is a maximum efficiency rating, similar to km per liter rating for your car. Your car may get 8 liters per 100 km, but if you are stuck in traffic it could be lower. If your air conditioner is 21 SEER, that’s its maximum efficiency.
How is the SEER rating determined for your home?
There are many factors that determine which SEER is appropriate for your home. The size of your home, which direction is it facing or even your ductwork can affect energy use. It is also important to know the rating of an outdoor unit needs to be compatible with the indoor unit, your furnace. Incompatible systems will not work efficiently and can lead to operating issues.
This is why it is important to have a qualified installer visit your home to do a proper evaluation of your HVAC system to determine the cooling right equipment for you. We help you with that, contact us for your free home evaluation and estimate.
Are higher SEER ratings worth it?
Higher SEER air conditioning systems have larger upfront costs; however can offer higher levels of comfort and lower utility bills. These units tend to come with multi-stage cooling, which means the unit will run more frequently to evenly cool your home. High humidity areas will also benefit from this multi-stage of cooling.
In Alberta, we more mild summer climate where humidity is not an issue – we often add humidity to our homes instead of trying to reduce it. The minimum SEER requirement for our region is 14.5. Air conditioning units with a SEER rating of 14.5-16 SEER units are a great option for our province that will save you on installations costs and still provide efficient cooling.