With the increasing number of YouTube instructional videos and DIY television programs, homeowners with little to no experience in home repair are finding it easier to make updates and repairs themselves—from replacing garbage disposals to installing flooring and a tile backsplash. While AC installation seems like something you could do yourself, it’s one of those things best left to professionals. It’s vital that the system you install is the right size for your home and installed correctly.
How do I know I have the right AC?
To determine the best AC system for your home, a variety of things need to be considered, including your budget, types of warranty, and size. Buying a system larger than your home requires will cost you more up front and in your monthly bills (and it won’t be any more efficient than one correctly sized) and buying one too small for your space won’t save you any money as it will need to work harder and longer to cool your home. Something else to keep in mind is that today’s systems are more efficient than ever, so buying the exact same unit that you’re replacing might not be your best option anymore.
To determine the size of AC system your home needs, a technician will calculate your home’s cooling load, which is the amount of heat energy (warm air) that needs to be pulled from the air and cooled. To get this calculation, the technician will measure the area size of rooms and areas of roof, walls, and windows. Of equal importance, the system’s blower fan and the home’s air ducts will also need to be the right size and installed correctly to efficiently cool your whole home. During the installation process, our certified technicians will test and ensure that the new system and all of its components are operating to the manufacturers’ specifications.
American Air Cares’ trained technicians are skilled and experienced in calculating cooling loads and will work with you to choose the right AC system for your home and budget. Call us today to set up an appointment or set it up online.