You wouldn’t purchase a new furnace without doing a little investigating first, so you should approach air conditioner shopping the same way. Taking the time to weigh your options with regards to air conditioning installation is a good way to guarantee you’ll still be satisfied with the system you buy for years to come.
The following post is meant to give home owners, like you, an idea of what you should look for when shopping for an air conditioner. The more you know before buying a system, the easier it will be to make the best decision for your household cooling needs.
Ensure You’re Shopping for a Unit that’s the Right Size
This is not an uncommon mistake: Eager to take advantage of a special offer or just not aware that size matters when buying an air conditioner, home owners often buy units that are too big or too small for their space, which means an inefficient cooling system and higher utility bills.
If you’re unsure of the size of the unit your home requires, talk to a reputable HVAC team and ask them to calculate it for you. Taking the time to get the size right will pay off in a big way, down the road.
Energy Efficiency Should be a Consideration
One of the most important things you can do, when it comes to air conditioning installation, is purchase a system that’s energy efficient. Every time you turn the air conditioner on, it’s going to cost money, so ensure you’re paying as little money to run the system as possible. Paying slightly more for an efficient unit will pay off quickly through lower energy bills. Here are some things you will want to look for, with regards to energy efficiency:
Energy Star Approval: An Energy Star approved air conditioner will typically use 20% less energy than a regular unit.
High SEER Ratings: The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings on air conditioners tell you just how efficient the unit is; the higher the SEER number, the more efficient the unit.
If you’re currently in the market for a new air conditioner, give us a call. We’ve been performing air conditioning installation for homeowners throughout Saskatoon for several years and have the knowledge and training you need to make this an easy and rewarding experience.