My husband and I knew we were going to need a new air conditioning unit.
It was already almost 20 years old, and five years past its lifespan.
We talked about what kind of air conditioning unit we were going to purchase, and the only thing I wanted was a nearly noiseless air conditioning unit. He rolled his eyes and laughed at me. He told me a 500 noiseless air conditioning unit in a heartbeat. No matter where I looked, there was not a noiseless air conditioning unit, but I found one that was supposedly quiet. We looked at the energy efficiency of the air conditioning unit, and it was rated with the SEER of 21. I knew this was an excellent rating on this air conditioning unit. We told the HVAC technician what AC unit we were interested in, and he started doing his measurements. He had the perfect air conditioning unit for us, but the price was astronomical. I couldn’t believe that the cost of AC units had gone up so much. To purchase the quiet running air conditioning unit with the SEER of 21, we were going to be putting out almost $8000. We knew we could afford that much money. When I asked if there was anything they sold that was close to this air conditioning unit, he showed us the most popular brand. It was nearly $4000 cheaper than the one I really wanted, but it wasn’t an excellent AC unit, it had a high SEER, and it was affordable. Once it was installed, I was happy with how quietly it ran.