Buying An Air Conditioner in 2017? Check Out These Tips!
Buying an air conditioner is a huge investment that will affect your comfort (or lack thereof) in your home for a long time. Your central air conditioner not only keeps your home cool, but it also removes excess humidity in the air. The average residential AC system will last anywhere from 8 to 15 years. The greatest factor influencing lifespan of your central heating and air conditioning system is maintenance.
If you are in the market for a new A/C system then it would behoove you to check out these pro tips on selecting the right system.
Air Conditioner Sizing
One of the key elements of a properly functioning air conditioner is proper sizing. The only right way to size a system is to run an ACCA Manual J load calculation on the home. Air conditioners come in a wide array of sizes and systems. If you pick a system too small, then the unit will struggle to cool the home and will run at maximum capacity for a longer period of time. If you select a system too large then it will “short cycle” or run for only a brief period of time before turning off.
It takes eight times more energy to start a system than it does to keep a system running. You can see how those expenses can really add up and why the proper sizing is so essential. It is best to work with a licensed HVAC contractor to design the right system for your home. If the contractor does not run a load calculation which takes into consideration the square footage, the insulation, and the building characteristics of your home then they are just guessing the proper size.
Air Conditioner Efficiency
The Federal Government has mandated that all air conditioners in Sioux Falls, SD are at least 13 SEER. 13 SEER is the minimum efficiency rating in Northern climates. If you want to save the most money on your electric bill you should consider a 17-21 SEER system. Other features that will help cut your electricity bill down to size include two stage or variable speed operation.
Air Conditioner Installation
The most important aspect of any system is not necessarily the name brand of the system you install. The most vital aspect of any air conditioner is the installation. If you try to install your own air conditioner as a DIY project you will likely face a never ending stream of problems. Additionally, most major manufacturers will not warranty equipment that isn’t sold by a distributor and installed by a dealer.
If you are in the market for a new air conditioner in Sioux Falls, give our service experts a call. Our NATE certified team of HVAC technicians can help you choose the system that is the perfect fit for your family, your home and your budget. At Comfort Heroes Plumbing, Heating and Air we carry a full line of air conditioners and heat pumps. We will always have the perfect option regardless of the size of your home or budget. We also offer a multitude of financing options to help make the right decision affordable.
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About Comfort Heroes, LLC
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