Choosing to replace your air conditioner gives you the opportunity to find an energy-efficient system that provides excellent performance and the best bang for your buck. But how do you figure out whether an air conditioning system is right for you? While you can do plenty of research, it’s best to talk to an AC technician to ensure that you have the right type for you home and that you aren’t paying too much every month on your energy bills. But the following tips can give you an idea of what to look for when you need air conditioning replacement.
Choosing a Type of System
If you’ve been considering air conditioning replacement for a while, you may have searched around and discovered that there are many different types of systems available. The most common type are central air conditioners, which require installation of both an indoor and outdoor unit. In a packaged system, on the other hand, all of the parts are enclosed in a single cabinet, and you can often install it out of view on the rooftop. In general, if you already use traditional central AC, it may be best to choose a similar system. But if space is a concern for you, talk to an expert about packed units. Finally, a ductless mini split is a split-system AC that doesn’t require any ductwork at all, which is perfect for new room additions in which duct installation may be a hassle.
You should also search for an efficient system that may save you money over time. All air conditioners sold in the U.S. are required by law to include pertinent information about the efficiency of the unit. Efficiency is measured by the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), and a higher number indicates greater energy savings. The ENERGY STAR label is another way to tell that your unit meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s high standards of performance and efficiency.
The Right Installer
If your system is sized or installed incorrectly, however, the SEER and ENERGY STAR may no longer guarantee an efficient unit. Air conditioners that are not installed properly or are not the correct size for your home cannot run efficiently and are likely to fail prematurely.
For professional and experienced air conditioning replacement in Clarksville, call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning today!