Air conditioning is a necessity during summer months when temperatures
tend to soar.
Residential A/C units provide many important benefits. Not only do they cool the air inside
of homes, but they also improve homes’ air quality by filtering
out pollutants such as allergens and bacteria. Choosing the right air
conditioning unit that fits your needs requires a bit of research on your
part and a trustworthy HVAC professional. After all, if you are going
to make the investment, you want to know that you’re buying the
right unit and that it’s installed properly.
Avoid Oversized Units
Air conditioners come in many sizes. However, bigger units are not necessarily
better ones when taking the size of your home into consideration. Large
systems are manufactured to cool large spaces. If you install a unit that
is oversized, you run the risk of it not functioning as it should. Air
conditioner problems that can arise include: excessive energy usage, abnormal
noisiness while the unit is running, uneven cooling, and poor dehumidifying quality.
Choose an Energy-Efficient Model
Older air conditioning units tend to be less energy-efficient than newer
models. When you’re ready to buy a new system, opt for an energy-efficient
model. Units that are labeled with the ENERGY STAR logo are good bets.
Modern A/C units use up to 50% less energy than older ones while cooling
the interior air of homes just as well or even better. That means a new,
energy-efficient air conditioner will save you money on your utility bills.
Locate Your System in the Best Possible Place
When you are ready to install your new system, be mindful to locate it
in the best possible place. Avoid positioning your unit’s condenser
in direct sunlight, and avoid obstructing intake vents.
Make Sure Your New Unit Is Installed Correctly
You’re going to spend a lot of money on your new air conditioner.
Make sure you
hire a reputable contractor. When reviewing installation bids, don’t immediately go for the
lowest one. The best option may be the most expensive bid, but you will
have peace of mind knowing that the job is going to be performed correctly.
At Estes Services, we have been your
Atlanta HVAC experts since 1949. Call us today at (404) 361-6560 to learn more about
new air conditioners and our air conditioning services.