Making Sense of Air Conditioning Options

With so many air conditioning systems out there, how can you know which one is the best for your home or business? How can you tell if the one you’ve already got is good enough? Here are a few pointers to help make sense of AC quality and performance.

Efficiency and Effectiveness: Any good AC system should operate with minimal electricity to keep your monthly bills low. It should run quietly and smoothly, effectively cooling all connected rooms. With appropriate seasonal maintenance, it will last for many years. Manufacturers are also required by law to rate their AC systems according to energy efficiency. The higher the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) number, the more efficient the system.

Features: Strong AC systems typically have steel casing to protect internal coils from damage. While no AC system should be noisy, some are also quieter than others. If this is a priority for you, be sure to discuss it with your HVAC specialist. The compressor should also be extremely reliable and proven effective. Again, inquire about a given brand’s record with a specialist.

Size: Many people purchase the wrong size unit for their needs. A professional HVAC contractor should be able to explain to you which size is most appropriate for your space and why. One that is too small won’t properly cool your space; one that is too big is a waste of your money, both in initial cost and ongoing upkeep.

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