Does your air conditioner break down like clockwork? Are you sick of paying a premium to keep cool on those blistering summer days? It sounds like you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system. Shopping for an air-conditioning system is daunting, especially when you don’t have the first clue what to look for. That’s where we come in. Check out these tips from BHP to find the best air conditioning system for you:
Size is the name of the game
The first and arguably most important consideration when you shop for the best new air conditioning system, is its size. The “bigger is better” mantra doesn’t usually apply here. Think Goldie Locks and the Three Bears. You want an air conditioner that’s sized just right for your home. A unit that’s too small won’t keep you cool enough on the hottest of days. Too big, and the air conditioner will cycle on and off, expending more electricity, wearing down parts, and costing you the big bucks. Oversized air conditioners are also notorious for doing a poor job controlling humidity in the air. Make sure your contractor performs a load calculation to determine the perfect size for your new air conditioning system.
Energy savings = cost savings
An energy efficient air conditioning unit helps you save money with the added bonus of being gentle on the environment. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, opting for a high-efficiency air conditioner can reduce energy usage on air conditioning by 20 to 50 percent. When shopping for a new system, check for a bright yellow label where you’ll find its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. SEER is a standard measure of how much energy it takes to produce a specific cooling output. A higher SEER rating equals more energy efficiency and a lower cost to you. While high-efficiency a/c units have higher sticker prices, the money you’ll save down the road makes them worthwhile investments.
Make sure you’re covered
The best air conditioning systems come equipped with warranties. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you’ve read the warranty agreement. Warranties vary widely between manufacturers and models; some offering limited lifetime and others covering repairs for a more discrete period of time. Parts could be covered, while you have to pay out of pocket for labor. To avoid an unpleasant surprise, read the fine print before your purchase that new air conditioning system.
Armed with these tips, you’re ready to start the search for the best air conditioning system for you!
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