A new air conditioner is likely one of the most expensive investments you’ll make for your home, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the appropriate model.
First of all, make sure that you choose an air conditioner of the appropriate size for your home. All Year Cooling will provide a tentative estimate over the phone, but we must inspect your home and take certain measurements before recommending a specific air conditioner. In doing so, we’ll take into account the size of your home, insulation, window size and placement, etc.
An air conditioner that is too large will cool the home faster, but will not properly control humidity, leaving the house either too cool or too humid. An air conditioner that is too small will spend more energy cooling the home and will lead to an increase in energy bills.
You’ll also want to consider energy efficiency. A more efficient model may cost more initially, but may save you hundreds of dollars a year in energy bills. Consider your budget, but also remember that your monthly bills may be much less depending on the air conditioner you choose.
A lot of air conditioners come equipped with a programmable thermostat. This is a great way to reduce energy bills by setting up a custom cooling or heating schedule for your own personal schedule. This usually means turning the thermostat up while away and down while at home.
Also consider the various features and design benefits that each model or manufacturer offers. All Year Cooling’s air conditioning experts will walk you through the unique features of each model to help you decide which is right for you.