why nit pick about 12 seer not being available. It does not change the fact.
Well. You apparently don't stay up with what is , and is not available.
Your also wrong about not recovering the additional cost.
A 13 SEER can easily be increased to a 14 SEER or better without a lot of additional cost. And return a savings on that investment.
Obviously you don't care what it cost your tenants to cool their places. Your not paying the bill.
Fans don't help much when its 90 outside. And if you have to run fans when its that temp outside, then the A/C isn't sized right.
Ceiling fans are nice, but not the end all to high cooling cost.