What to Know Before Buying a New Air Conditioner

What to Know Before Buying a New Air ConditionerThe decision to buy a new air conditioner requires more study than simply picking one from a lineup. If you want to get the best AC for your home that fits within your budget, you need to learn as much as possible before having it installed.

Here are some factors you need to consider before having a new AC installed:

  • Pick the right size for your home – Yes, there is such a thing as the right size AC for your home. The square footage of your home plays a major role in how big an AC you should get. An AC that is too small for your home will not cool effectively. It will work run almost all the time in efforts to establish the right temperature, creating higher utility bills. An AC that is too large for your home will cycle too many times when the target temperature is reached, which also translates to higher energy bills. To get the right size AC, have a technician inspect your home and make recommendations for the right size unit to cool it.
  • Check the SEER rating – SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This is the measurement of the amount of energy your AC needs to be able to cool your space effectively. What you need to look for in order to have an economical and efficient AC is one that has a high SEER rating. That means ACs with 14 to 25 SEER ratings. In the US, a SEER rating of 13 is a must, and the warmer the climate, the higher the SEER rating, the better.
  • Installation – You need to ensure that your AC is properly installed. To do this, you need to choose someone who is licensed and certified for the task. If the unit is improperly installed, it will never be as energy-efficient as it should.
  • Maintenance and care – You should understand the amount of maintenance that your AC requires. It is a good idea to put your AC on an annual maintenance plan with Griffin Home Services. This will ensure that your unit or system will be properly taken care of and will run as efficiently as it should.

Finding out what you can about your new AC before you even buy it and knowing who to trust with installation will reduce any chance of making the wrong choice. It will also help you get the best deal, the best unit, and the best installer in your area. For residents of Saint Johns, Jacksonville & Saint Augustine, FL, the company you can trust for this is Griffin Home Services. We specialize not only in AC installation, but also in AC repairs and AC replacement. We can also help you with AC maintenance as well as improving home energy performance. Contact us today at 904-298-6757 to get the help you need for your AC installation and home energy efficiency concerns.

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