Choosing the best AC unit for your home can seem like an overwhelming task. With so many different makes, models, and sizes to choose from, it’s important to do some research before selecting a new cooling system. Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc. has put together a guide of factors to consider when choosing an air conditioner that will meet your needs, keep you comfortable and operate within your budget.
How to Choose the Best AC Unit
As we all know, selecting the right air conditioning unit for your home can be stressful – there are so many choices in terms of size, efficiency ratings, and other elements to consider. Fear not – we’ve got you covered! Here are some must-know factors that should help guide you when choosing an air conditioning system for your home.
One of the most important factors when deciding which air conditioning unit is best for you is size. When it comes to the size of your home, it’s important to choose a unit that is appropriately sized for the square footage of your living space. A qualified HVAC professional can help you determine the best central air conditioning system size for your home.
An undersized system won’t be able to cool your home efficiently or provide enough humidity control. An AC unit that is too small will have to work harder to cool your home, leading to higher energy costs and potential breakdowns. On the other hand, air conditioners that are too large will waste energy and money. Also, an oversized one will develop problems like short cycling or lower energy efficiency due to switching on and off frequently.
When choosing a central air conditioner, one important factor to consider is the unit’s energy efficiency rating, also known as the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The SEER rating measures the output of cool air in a unit during a typical cooling season, divided by the energy it consumed during that same period.
When it comes to SEER ratings, the higher the number means the higher a unit’s energy efficiency. A SEER rating of 14 or higher is the minimum efficiency rating you can get when comparing air conditioning units. SEER ratings extend up to the high 20s. It’s important to note that while a higher SEER rating may have a higher initial cost, it can save you money in the long run on energy bills.
Your Budget & Other Considerations
Budget is also a consideration when choosing between air conditioning units. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option, investing in a higher-quality, energy-efficient unit can save you money in the long run. When selecting a unit you should also consider features such as noise level and type of technology used, in addition to possible maintenance needs down the line.
Choosing an Air Conditioner Installation Company
Once you have reviewed all equipment options, it’s time to find a reliable company to install your new air conditioning unit. A good installer should be knowledgeable about all types of units, able to answer any questions regarding installation or performance criteria and offer services you may need to care for your unit in the future, once the installation is complete.
Find the Best AC Unit for Your Home with Help from the Pros at Atomatic
Atomatic Mechanical Services specializes in efficient air conditioning installations designed with customer satisfaction in mind. We are dedicated to providing top-notch service and expert advice for all our customers ensuring their comfort year-round! We have a team of certified and experienced technicians who can help you choose the best air conditioner unit for your home, and provide professional installation and maintenance services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get a quote.