When buying a central AC system for your home, there are many details to consider. Do you know what you are doing? Do you know which air conditioner is right for your property? If not, you are in a similar position as many others. Fortunately, there is a solution: contact a local HVAC company that specializes in maintenance and installation. Here are three details to keep in mind as you attempt to choose an AC system for your home, regardless of the size: 1. Cooling capacity. This is measured in BTU/hour, and is something you definitely need to consider. Remember, bigger is not always better when buying an air conditioner. If you decide on a system that is too big, you will end up with one that is not as efficient as it could be. This will result in higher energy bills. 2. The cost of running the AC system. While you don’t want to unnecessarily increase your energy costs, at the same time you must make sure your home is kept cool during the warm summer months. Before you purchase any AC system, you should focus on the overall cost based on kilowatt used per hour. 3. Consider the type of system you had in the past. Are you replacing an old AC unit? If so, you may want to go with the same size to ensure that you get similar performance. Of course, this only makes sense if you were happy with the performance. AC technology has come a long way over the years, so you may not necessarily want to purchase the same size unit as you had in the past. Tip: your AC installation company can help explain what the market has to offer, including the many units that could potentially work for your home. These are the types of things to keep in mind when choosing an AC system, regardless of the size of your home. With so many details to consider, this is anything but a do it yourself job. You should contact a local professional to explain your situation in greater detail and help you choose the air conditioner that will be most efficient. When buying an AC system, there are two things that matter most:
- Purchasing the right size for your property
- Purchasing a unit that will perform at maximum efficiency at all times
When you focus on these things, with the help of your professional, you know you will make a good decision.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.