The sun this week gave us a sneak peek of the glorious warm days of spring and summer that will be here before you know it. It’s not too early to start thinking ahead to your AC system – is your central air conditioning unit in good working order and ready to tackle the upcoming warm days? Don’t have a reliable HVAC cooling system in place yet? Have your filters been changed and are your ducts and vents clean? Start researching your options so it’s ready before the weather turns hot and the seasonal rush hits! We’ve listed some beneficial tips that will help you choose an air conditioner that’s right for you.
Tip #1: Quiet systems are key.
Nobody wants to hear a loud AC unit with a rattling fan! A quiet HVAC system is an important feature and it’s one of the keys of enjoying your new system. Sound level is also important for homeowners that are a part of a strict HOA or for those that live in condos or townhomes. For example, if you’re used to sharing a wall with neighbors, you will need a quiet cooling system so it doesn’t interfere or annoy your neighbors. Keep in mind that if you upgrade to a new unit, it will not only be quiet, but it will be more energy efficient and generate less noise than an old, bulky system.
Tip #2: Energy efficiency is important.
Your HVAC system will use a significant amount of energy, so when you’re shopping around for options, look for units that have high energy efficiency ratings. If the unity has high EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) numbers, you’ll likely be getting a product that is incredibly efficient. This means you’ll save money on your utility bill and you’ll have less of a negative impact on the environment.
Tip #3: Know what size you need.
Do you know what size AC unit you need? If you don’t, we can help, as choosing the right size is a huge part of the overall comfort and temperature of your home. 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. Or, if you live in a small home, you won’t need a huge unit, as there are many other affordable options that don’t require as much as a larger system would.
Not sure where to start? Give us a call and we’ll help you decide what option is right for you, or visit our website for more information. We’re glad to come to your property and assess what size you need, where it would be installed, and what your budget is. Our experienced team is knowledgeable in all sorts of options! With the right cooling system in place, you’ll be set for a more comfortable spring and summer.