The temperatures in Goshen, Indiana, are still cold, but spring is nearly here. That means it’s time to start thinking about your air conditioning system, especially if you need a new unit. Instead of waiting until the busy summer season, it’s best to shop for a new AC now. That said, here are three considerations when shopping for a new AC system:
Consider the SEER Rating
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures the efficiency of an air conditioning system. The government now mandates that all manufacterer’s must produce AC systems that have a SEER rating of 13 or higher. A SEER rating between 14 and 22 earns an energy-efficient classification. But a higher rating isn’t always better for your home.
Consider the Size
Properly sizing your air conditioning system for your home is imperative to maximize efficiency and comfort. If your AC system is too large, it’ll cycle frequently and consume more electricity. If it’s too small, it won’t be able to cool your entire home on hot days.
Before recommending an air conditioning system, Rex’s Heating and Cooling can visit your home to perform a load calculation. During our visit, we’ll calculate the square footage of your home, determine the amount of insulation it has and consider other factors to figure out which AC will fit best.
Consider the AC Maintenance
Most air conditioning manufacturers recommend investing in yearly maintenance, which should include a springtime tune-up. Failure to maintain your AC system will not only negatively impact operational efficiency but also void the system’s warranty. Considering that AC maintenance also lowers energy bills and reduces repair costs, it’s not a bad investment to make.
Rex’s Heating and Cooling carries and installs a range of air conditioning systems to meet every homeowner’s specific comfort needs. Contact us today at (574) 500-2867 to learn more or to schedule a quality AC installation.
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