Factors to Consider When Buying an AC System
Choosing an AC system can be overwhelming…there are many factors that need to be considered, such as unit size, efficiency rating, brand, budget, available warranties, etc. Typically, when homeowners are in the market for a new air conditioning system, it’s because their current system is no longer working—which only adds to the stress of the process of purchasing a new system.
Factors to Consider
- Size: When choosing an AC system, it needs to be just the right size, not too small OR too big. An improperly sized cooling system will leave you with a too-warm home, uneven temperatures, too much humidity, and large utility bills. To determine the system size your particular home requires, technicians will consider the number of residents, square footage, number of rooms and floors, height of ceilings, and insulation.
- Size:Efficiency: Since we tend to run our cooling systems nearly year round here in south Florida, having a unit that is as efficient as possible is vital to keeping AC systems in functioning smoothly and paying reduced energy bills. Luckily, there have been numerous technological advancements in recent years, making today’s systems more efficient than ever. Current Department of Energy regulations require that air conditioners have a SEER rating of at least 13 (21 is the highest rating). Most high-efficiency systems are somewhere between a SEER rating of 16 and 19. Adding to their efficiency, most of these new systems are “smart” and can be controlled with a programmable or “smart” thermostat.
- Size:Brands: American Air Cares works with the top-rated brands in the HVAC industry to ensure our customers have quality products that will keep them comfortable through our long summer months.
Once you know the best size unit for your home, the efficiency and brand will be primarily determined through your budget and preferences.
American Air Cares’ qualified and experienced technicians are available to answer any questions you have (or need to consider) in purchasing a new AC system. We work with our clients to ensure that they find the best option that fits their specific cooling needs.