Is It Time To Install A New AC System In Your Home This Summer?
Summer means longer days and more sunshine to play in.
It also means higher temperatures and more record-breaking days.
Yet here in Atlanta, that can be solved easily. Simply turn up the air conditioner in your home and enjoy the cool breezes as you relax.
How old is your AC system? When is the last time you have it serviced?
Is it ready for the coming summer season?
For many, the AC system is something they rarely stop and think much about, until the day comes where it doesn’t work. That’s the day temperatures peak and finding a technician to service your AC unit is a difficult task.
It may also be the day you wonder why you didn’t install a new AC system before the heat wave began. Contemplating a new AC system? Here are a few things to consider.
Think Energy Efficiency
Air conditioners are energy hogs, accounting for about 5 percent of all energy consumed each year within the United States. And since most of us here in Atlanta use our AC systems every day, it’s important to focus in on choosing one with high energy efficiency ratings. When considering your options, look at the SEER rating of the AC unit.
A SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration) is calculated by taking the cooling output during a typical cooling season, divided by the total electric energy input during the same period. The higher the unit’s SEER rating, the more energy efficient it is. All AC units built after 2006 are required to have a SEER rating of 13 or more. And as of January 1, 2015, most AC units will be required to move to a 14 rating or above.
When selecting an AC unit your home, think long term. Higher rated units may be more costly in the beginning, but the overall energy savings can quickly reap the benefits.
Install The Right Unit
Energy ratings are an easy place to start when making your final decision, but they aren’t everything. Also, make sure you select the proper size for your home.
Individual units are designed specifically for certain sized homes. Make sure to choose a unit that meets the size and the demands your family will put on it. Also, make sure your ductwork is well insulated and compatible with your new unit.
Think this is the year to install a new AC system in your home this summer? Choose a qualified HVAC contractor to properly install your AC unit. Our highly skilled technicians can you with everything from selecting the right system for your home to maintaining it for overall efficiency for years to come. Call us today to get your new AC system installed today.