Are you wondering what is the right air conditioner for you? There are a few things to consider when shopping for a new air conditioner to help find the one that is right for you.
One if the first things to consider is how efficient you want your system to be or S.E.E.R rating. There is a whole range of options. The code minimum allowed is 14 seer with different manufactures pushing efficiencies into the 20’s. This is one of your major cost drivers in the process of buying a new air conditioner.
The next major cost driver as well as probably the most important factor to know before buying is the size of your system. With sizing in the residential market ranging from ˝ ton to 5 ton and all the half sizes in between, making sure you get the size most appropriate for your situation isn’t a guessing game. If the unit you buy is not the correct size for your home, you could find yourself with multiple problems from high humidity, high power bills, to regular costly repairs and problems.
Once you figure out the main two factors above the rest is easy. Nothing beyond those two factors are ever required they are just features and upgrades like buying a car. Granted due to incorrect sizing of either your duct work or copper line set you may need to do other work to just have your system installed and operating correctly. These are NOT up sales if presented due to the need for the new unit. Unfortunately you can’t always just get a new air conditioning system you need to also adapt the rest of the system to match.
Always make sure you have all the facts before making your decision. Any good contractor will be willing to give you a in depth summary of your set up and options available to you. Experience the difference “The Purified Experience”, call us today and know your system.