Choosing an Air Conditioner
Deciding on an air conditioner for your home is an important decision. It’s a significant investment today. Your air conditioning unit will play a key role in your home energy expenses for many years to come. When the summer heat is at its worst, you’ll want your family to have the best, most reliable cooling system for maximum comfort. There are a few things you should to consider before you make a decision.
Which type do you need?
The most common type of central air conditioning is the split system, which features a condenser outside the home, and a fan-and-coil system inside, connected by pipes carrying refrigerant. However, not every home can accommodate the ductwork needed to install central air, and a split ductless system is an option.
What do quality central air units have in common?
The best ones are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to keep your utility bills low. They provide steady, dependable performance day in and day out when properly maintained. Quality systems are quiet, long-lasting, and require servicing less frequent.
An air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. An oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and puts more strain on the compressor.
Dont forget to check for rebates. Your local utility company may offer a rebate, or you could qualify for a tax credit depending on the unit you choose.