Air conditioners have already become a part of our living space, and it’s a no-brainer for warmer places with high humidity because air conditioning units alleviate the uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous effects of constant heat on our health.
But what sort of things should you keep in mind before buying and installing an AC? Here’s a quick guide about the factors you might need to consider.
With different types of air conditioners available, you’ll need to think about the best type that suits your home, location, schedule, and more. Do you live alone in a small apartment, or do you live with your family? How many hours do you need to keep the air conditioner on? How flexible is your budget?
When installing a new AC, you may opt for a split or ductless unit, central air conditioning system, or a portable type. Each of them is unique on its own. For smaller homes, a portable AC would be ideal.
Tonnage or the cooling capacity of an AC unit will depend on the size of the room. If your room is too big and your air conditioner has low tonnage, then the unit will have to work twice as hard to cool the room and increase energy usage.
Inversely, if you use an air conditioning unit with high tonnage for a small room, it will get too cold too quickly. Make sure to consult with licensed technicians about the recommended tonnage for your room’s size in square feet.
Don’t make the mistake of buying the cheapest units at face value, because they might end up using more power to work.
Air conditioners usually come with energy-efficient features. Make sure to check with your HVAC contractor the energy efficiency rating of the unit before making a purchase. It will help to look for units with Energy Star logo.
Simply buying an AC unit is not the end-all-be-all of your cooling needs. You also have to think about the upkeep and regular maintenance costs.
With age, AC units can start encountering problems that interfere with its operation. Authorized dealers should be able to provide maintenance plans that come with the warranty.
Haphazardly installed AC units can cause a series of issues in the long run, especially if you installed it yourself or had it installed by an unauthorized technician. To save yourself from costly repairs, make sure that your installation and maintenance are done by licensed professionals.
Texas Made Air Conditioning and Heating guarantees a trouble-free experience in providing a comfortable home environment to get you through the uncomfortable heat. To ensure your unit’s high-level operating efficiency, we provide a team of experienced, licensed, and insured contractors. Our commitment to quality means that we welcome both positive and negative feedback for improvement.
For your cooling needs, don’t hesitate to call us now at (817) 579-9377.
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