Choosing the right air conditioner is important if you want to make it through our hot, muggy days in comfort. Energy efficiency is an important factor to consider when selecting a new system because a high-efficiency unit could save you money on cooling costs and help pay back the cost of purchasing the new system. The proper air filtration could also maintain cleaner air through-out your home, making it much more comfortable for people with allergies and checking your duct system for leaks and making any repairs necessary will keep the flow of air into your home and not in your attic.
As important as all these factors are in having the proper system, the most important factor will be THE INSTALLATION of your NEW AC SYSTEM. Make sure you are using a company that will stand by the installation, provide an ample warranty on the product (this ensures that they will be doing what is best for the customer). In reality, all AC systems are designed to provide cool air and comfort to you and your family, but improper installation and maintenance practices can robe the homeowner of the maximum use and reliability the appliance is designed to provide.
Types of Air Conditioners
Central air conditioners circulate cooled air with the use of ducts. A refrigerant moves heat from one place to another and dehumidifies the air as it passes through the ducts and air handler.. A heat-pump air conditioner is a variation of the central air system. These systems are most popular in regions that require both heating and cooling. The heat pump moves warm air where you want it to go. During the hot summer months, it moves heat outside. In cooler months, it does the opposite.
Split ductless systems use mounted indoor blower units rather than ducts to disperse cool air. The units are connected with tubing. Each unit cools its designated room and can be controlled individually using a remote control.
Energy-efficient air conditioners help save on electricity costs and are beneficial for the environment. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) was established by the U.S. Department of Energy and is given to every qualifying AC unit. Some local governments also offer tax credits or rebates for installing energy-efficient appliances.
The professionals at I Need the Plumber & AC can help you with any questions regarding AC units and installation, and their NATE-certified technicians have the skills and experience to get the job done right