When a homeowner makes the decision to buy a new air conditioner, it is a big investment to swallow. That is precisely why it is so important to research what to look for in an air conditioner before you call your HVAC company. Read on for three tips to help guide the process.
Prioritize AC Efficiency Over Price
Here in Pompano Beach, an air conditioner’s job is almost never done. The heating and cooling unit in a home or business is required to bring cool comfort through the majority of months in the year and then tapped to also warm us on the rare, cold winter in Florida days. A new air conditioning system that has a SEER rating of 13 or higher will provide the best home comfort in the most efficient method. A lower priced model may be tempting, but try to think about those deadly hot summer days and how much you enjoy quick, cool comfort when you need it the most.
Choose Correct Air Conditioner Size
Almost half of all air conditioners do not perform as well as they could because they are too large for the space in which they are installed. Professional HVAC technicians, like ours, know that the right unit for a home is installed correctly and with size parameters in mind. Frequent air conditioning cycles (which increase energy usage), overly-humid air within the home, loud AC cycles and high energy bills can all be caused by an oversized unit.
Choose The Right Team of Professionals to Install
As previously mentioned, professional HVAC technicians, like our NATE certified team, will be sure to help any homeowner buy a new AC that is perfect for their home. Be wary of contractors or technicians who offer AC units based on the total floor area of the home where it is to be kept. A calculation of the amount of cooling that a home needs should be found by referring to the Air Conditioner Contractors of America guidelines in the Manuals J and S. Each room in the home should be measured, including floors, ceilings, walls and windows. An insulation check in the attic, walls and crawlspaces should also be performed prior to new AC installation.
Contact Engineered Air to Help You Buy a New Air Conditioner
Our heating, ventilation and air conditioning experts can answer any question a homeowner may have when they make the choice to buy a new AC. Contact us anytime for more information about buying a new air conditioner, or any other HVAC question that pops up.