Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner
Buying a new air conditioner is a financial investment and will be responsible for keeping you and your family cool and comfortable for years to come. Before committing to a new system, ensure that you’ve done preliminary research on the type of AC you’ll need and which company you’re going to choose for installation.
Single-Stage vs Variable-Speed Air Conditioner
When it comes to buying a new air conditioner you can either choose a single-stage or variable-speed AC. With a single-stage option, the system only has two options—on or off—while the latter is able to operate continuously at lower levels. Turning the air conditioner system on can require a lot of energy, so variable-speed systems are often more efficient and can keep the home at a more stable temperature.
With energy prices increasing, it’s important to look for energy efficiency when buying a new air conditioner. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is calculated by dividing the cooling output of an AC system over a typical cooling season by the energy required to cool during the same time period. The higher the ratio—the more efficient the system.
It’s important to choose a trusted installation company when buying a new air conditioner. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have about variable-speed air conditioners, SEER, proper sizing and even things like manufacturer warranties and installation guarantees. Having a properly installed AC system can make a big difference in both comfort and operating costs—so make sure to work with a local and trusted company.
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