If you know that you are in the market for a new air conditioning unit it is best to replace it before it goes out on you. The air conditioner is not a necessity when the winter cold is still here or even when the spring still has that level of chill. The great thing is that you can sometimes go a few weeks without the unit running and it might be overlooked that it is in need of replacement. Then the day comes that the temperatures start to heat up and you are no longer comfortable in your home. The warm air is penetrating the house and you want to have a spot to cool off. The problem is that once it is hot enough to turn on the AC you are now stuck trying to make a major decision without doing any research. It is always best when you are ready to replace a large appliance to know what you need and what you should be looking for. An appliance such as an air conditioner is something that should last many years as long as it is taken care of. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning outlines what you need to know about replacing your AC unit.
What Size Central Air Conditioner Do I Need?
When you go to look for an air conditioning unit you will notice quite quickly that there are many different sizes to choose from. Most people are under the assumption that the larger the unit the better it is and the faster it will cool your home. Larger may be better when choosing some appliances but not when choosing an air conditioner. The sizing is there to ensure that you have enough but not too much to cool your specific size home. If you get a unit that is too large it will send cool air to fast in the house and that means that it is running for shorter periods and more often. It also usually means that there are uneven temperatures in the house that can be frustrating. The biggest issue is that the unit will run out faster and stop working meaning you need to replace it again too soon.
Choose an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner
The last unit that you bought was likely more than ten years ago. The air conditioning unit is something that is meant to last many years as long as it is cared for and maintained. The unit that you bought many years ago may not be as efficient as the ones that are available today. The efficiency and ability of things usually get better and better and the same goes for AC units. You want to look at the SEER rating of the new unit that you are interested in. The higher the number the better while most of the newer models are within 10 to 13 in terms of rating. This will not only ensure that is is efficient but also will end up saving you money on your energy costs.
Proper air Conditioner Installation
You also want to make sure that once you know what you want you ensure that it is installed properly. The installation process is important to the care of your AC unit. The great thing is that the professional installer can also talk you through the choosing process as well. We also can help to set up the unit and program the thermostat to get you going with no need to worry.