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How To Choose The Ideal Air Conditioning Unit

Posted by Warner Service on May 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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There’s no “one size fits all” air conditioning unit. In fact, the best air conditioning unit for your home is one that is quiet, fits well, operates on minimal electricity, provides quality performance, and has a long lifespan. The ideal unit is different for each home, so Warner Service is here to tell you how to properly choose the ideal A/C unit for your home:

Is it quiet? No one likes a noisy appliance, especially one that’s going to be running for the next 3 to 4 months. Finding a quiet air conditioning system is key for keeping cool and staying sane. Trust us.

Is it the right size? You wouldn’t buy a shoe that’s too big or small for your foot, so don’t buy an air conditioner that’s too big or small for your home. Buying the right A/C unit depends on window dimensions, floor space, insulation, local climate, heat-generating appliances, direction, shade and so many other factors.

Does it operate on minimal electricity? This is an important question to ask because every homeowner wants to keep the home energy bill low. To do this, people can make a million little adjustments around their home. However, owning an energy-efficient air conditioning unit (or any appliance for that matter) is the granddaddy of all eco-friendly practices. Look for an A/C unit with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER), and your wallet will thank you.

Does it provide quality performance? Not only should your air conditioning unit be energy-efficient, it should provide quality performance. This means that the unit should do what it’s supposed to, which is transfer warm air from your home to the outside using a compressor, condenser, and evaporator. It’s important to ask for other sturdy features, like steel cabinets that protect the coils from weather damage.

Aside from outdoor air conditioners, homeowners have the option to install window air conditioning units, ductless mini-splits and/or heat pumps, too. Talk to a professional about which is best for your home.

Will it have a long lifespan? It’s important that your home’s air conditioning unit has a long lifespan. Replacing these appliances can cost a pretty penny, so the model that you choose should be reliable. Talk to a professional before buying about avoiding common air conditioning problems, like when the unit blows hot air or when it’s off balance.

Choosing an air conditioning unit for your home doesn’t have to be a stressful process. By asking these few questions, you’ll walk away with a unit that’s optimal for your home. It’ll be quiet, fitted, efficient, and reliable – just the way it should always be.

If you need help choosing a unit for your home, or would like a maintenance check-up before summertime, call Warner Service today. We’d be happy to help.

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Topics: Air Conditioning, HVAC, Appliances, Energy Savings