Your air conditioner unit is an important investment that you will definitely want to have. Your air conditioner will keep your house cool and comfortable in the hot summer months. So if you are in need of a new unit here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for your new air conditioning unit.
What do the good central units have in common?
Really good systems are low maintenance, quiet, and they last a long time. They should be energy efficient to help cut down on the cost of utility bills. When maintained as they should be, they provide dependable performance for years.
Which air conditioner units are energy efficient?
Air conditioner manufacturers are required by law to rate the efficiency of the air condition units. This is known as Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating or SEER. As the SEER goes up so does the energy efficiency of the air conditioner unit. The higher the SEER is the more expensive the unit will be. But even if the unit is more expensive now, it will save you money on your utility bills later on, which will make the costs even out.
How to know if the unit is the right size for your house.
If the air conditioner unit is too small it won’t be able to cool your house as much as you will need it to. But if the unit is too big it will turn on and off more than normal, which can put a strain on the system. A contractor can evaluate your home and tell you which system will fit your home by telling you in Btu/h or refrigeration tons. The contractor will take into account window dimensions and exposure, floor space, insulation and local climate, heat-generating appliances, the direction your home faces, and they will even study the amount of your home’s exterior that is shaded by trees.
What should I look for in a contractor?
Look for a contractor that is local and close by so you can have fast dependable service. The contractor should carry name-brand models and have a lot of replacement parts in inventory. because you don’t want to have to deal with the hot summer heat while waiting on a part or repair.
So if you’re in need of a new air conditioner unit call Air Handlers OBX today at 252-491-8637. At Air Handlers OBX we have qualified professionals that can help your find the perfect air conditioning unit for your home.