Keeping Cool: What Type of Central Air Conditioner Should I Buy?

Cheryl Meyers at Amerispec answered this homeowner's question about installing a new central air conditioner:

I'm considering installing a new central air conditioner. What type should I buy?

Look for the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) for the unit. In general, a higher SEER indicates a more energy-efficient air conditioner. The [...]