What You Need To Know When Buying a New Air Conditioning Unit


There are many factors to consider when purchasing a new air conditioning system for your home. In order to determine the most appropriate option, consider the following:

Relaxed couple feeling cool during a heat wave

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER2): An AC system’s SEER2 rating indicates the amount of energy it uses to cool your home. A higher efficiency unit will cost more up front, but provide greater long-term savings on your energy bills. When deciding which AC system to purchase, remember the higher the SEER2 rating, the more efficient the unit will be.

Size of the Unit: When it comes to your air conditioning unit, bigger is not always better. The best way to determine the correct size of your new system is to have a professional conduct a load calculation. This takes many factors into consideration such as the size of your house, climate, roof material, number of windows, and other factors to determine your required cooling capacity.

Shop Off-Season: The middle of summer when your AC breaks down is not the optimal time to purchase a new one. While emergencies can and will happen, your best option is to shop off-season whenever possible.

Maintenance Requirements: Different systems require different levels of maintenance, although all need professional service once a year to maintain the highest level of operational efficiency. When considering your options, be sure to review the specific maintenance needs of each unit as well as what will be required to maintain the validity of each unit’s warranty.

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Are you looking to replace your air conditioning system but not sure which option is the most appropriate choice for your home? Contact Haldeman Mechanical before the summer heat gets here. We can conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best option for your home.