One of the most important decisions new homeowners must make is the choice of an air conditioning system. As energy costs continue to rise, the right selection could save you beaucoup bucks for years, even decades to come, while the wrong one could cost you dearly. Here are three things to consider before you make this essential investment.
Because they are far more efficient and effective than the old-fashioned window units, people tend to think of central air systems as a group. They should not. A good central air unit is quiet, durable, reliable, and operates on minimal electricity to keep utility bills low. A bad one is exactly the opposite.
As you might expect, an central air unit that is too small will not have the power to sufficiently cool your home. Conversely, a unit that is too big will cycle more than needed, which wastes energy and puts undue strain on the compressor. So you’ll have to be a bit like Goldilocks and find a unit that’s exactly the right size.
An experienced HVAC professional will not only help you determine the optimum size of your central air unit, he/she will also install, program, and help maintain it. Look for a dependable contractor in your area that has a sterling reputation and charges reasonable rates.