A new air conditioner can do more than just keep your home cool. It should also help you keep your home cool and avoid high HVAC repair costs. However, getting the right air conditioner can at times be a challenge.
In this blog post, we’ll review some of the most important things to consider when buying a new air conditioner.
1. The location of the air conditioner
Before purchasing a new air conditioner, an important thing to consider is where the unit will be located. You should especially know about the installation distance, or the length between the indoor and outdoor unit. For air units between 2 to 3.5 KW, the ideal installation distance varies between 3 to 15 meters.
Also, the area where the outdoor unit is to be located should be well ventilated. There should be sufficient distance between the wall and unit that allows the air to flow easily through the system.
2. The size of the system
Another important consideration when buying a new air conditioning unit is the unit size. By size, we mean the tons of cooling, not the weight or dimensions. A ton of cooling is equal to about 12,000 BTU capacity.
Oversized units will unnecessarily result in higher energy bills. Some contractors install larger-sized air conditioning units, but this will hurt the homeowner in the long run. An oversized new air conditioner tends to turn on-and off-more often, particularly during the hottest days. This results in increased bills as the system draws a lot of power.
Another detriment of buying an oversized unit is that it won’t be able to dehumidify the air efficiently. This results in a great inconvenience for the homeowners. So, it’s important to buy the right size air conditioner for the home.
When you call Comfort Air for your free in-home estimate, our team will make sure to take the exact measurements needed to pair you with the right new air conditioner for your home.
3. Variable-speed air circulation
Buying an air conditioner with variable-speed air circulation can offer a lot of benefits. The benefit of the variable-speed air circulation is that the motor uses about one-fifth of the energy as a regular blower. This results in reduced energy bills, as well as optimal cooling.
4. Warranty and guarantees
When buying air conditioner units, you should not overlook warranties and guarantees offered by the manufacturer. Quality air conditioner manufacturers are confident in the unit’s performance. That’s why they offer warranties and guarantees against a system breakdown.
The new air conditioners at Comfort Air come with at least 2 years of warranty. The greater the warranty period, more will be the peace of mind you’ll have after purchasing the unit.
5. Cost versus quality
You should prefer quality to cost when buying an air conditioning unit. Quality air conditioners operate efficiently, resulting in greater cooling and less energy bills. Cheap air conditioners, on the other hand, do not offer the same long-term value to the users.
By buying a quality air conditioner, you will be able to save a lot of cost over the long run as compared to buying a cheap, low-quality unit.
Call Comfort Air for new air conditioner installation
Comfort Air can offer you expert help when it comes to installing an air conditioner. We have a team of highly professional technicians who can expertly perform installation and repair work. We have been serving southwestern Mississippi for more than 20 years. Contact us to schedule your free in-home AC installation estimate.