Choosing an air conditioner that’s right for you

The glorious warm days of spring and summer are back! This time of the year in the Pacific Northwest is so beautiful and is a great way to sit back and enjoy the beauty of nature. But, with the warm days, having a cooling system that does its job well and is in great working order is important. Cooling off at home after a long day in the sun is a wonderful feeling. Don’t have a reliable cooling system in place yet? Get something ready before the weather turns hot! We’ve listed some beneficial tips that will help you choose an air conditioner that’s right for you.

Tip #1: Sound levels are important.
Sound levels are one of the most important parts of enjoying your new air conditioning unit. You won’t be able to relax if you have a loud air conditioning unit that is interfering with other parts of your life. Sound level is also very critical for those that live in town homes or for those that have strict HOA requirements. In addition, if you share a wall with neighbors, having a quiet cooling system is vital to maintaining a happy, neighborly relationship. Keep in mind, that a mid-level unit will provide higher efficiency, lower operating costs, and will also generate a lot less noise than a unit at the entry level.

Tip #2: Get an energy efficient system.
Air conditioning systems use significant amounts of energy, so look for cooling systems that have great energy efficiency ratings. Look for units that have high EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) numbers, as these will likely be the ones that are the most efficient. This means that you’ll save more on your cooling bill and you’ll also be doing something good for the environment.

Tip #3: Sizing is important.
Knowing what size of air conditioner you need is important. Choosing the correct size is critical for your comfort. For example, if you live in a large home, it may be a bit more challenging to cool and oversizing could cause the lower level to be too cold. A properly sized unit with zoning options can remedy this. Be

Overwhelmed with all of the details? Not sure where to start? Give us a call and ask us what is available. We’re happy to come to your home or office and answer your questions, assessing where and how your unit would be installed. Our no-pressure sales team is well-versed in a variety of cooling systems and can help you find which unit fits your home, office, and budget. With the right cooling system in place, you’ll be set for a more comfortable, more enjoyable summer!

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