When considering the purchase of an air conditioning system, several factors should be taken into account, including your cooling requirements, how energy efficient the system is going to be, and naturally, the cost. Air conditioning is an investment that should only be made when you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision.
Two of the most common mistakes people make when buying air conditioning units is not accurately measuring the size of the room to be cooled, or understanding that the type of windows and insulation they have in their Arizona homes can have a significant effect on performance levels. Other factors that can affect performance include the proximity of the kitchen to other rooms that are air conditioned. This is because the kitchen is usually the hottest room in your home. Also consider the amount of direct sunshine reflecting into the room. For these and other reasons, it is advisable to enlist the assistance of a heating and air professional such as Cooper Climate Control.
What Type of Air Conditioning Unit Do You Have?
There are many different types of units on the market, so for someone who is not an expert on air conditioning systems, it can be confusing when trying to make a choice.
When you have found a system you like, be sure to look at the British Thermal Unit (BTU) rating to ascertain the amount of energy that is going to be required to run the unit. Your supplier should have this information immediately at hand.
Technology has advanced rapidly in the air conditioning industry. Units that are manufactured today are far more energy efficient than they were just a few years ago. Modern air conditioning systems use infinitely less energy, cutting the cost of your monthly power bills.
The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the measuring scale that is normally used to determine the efficiency of air conditioning systems. A SEER rating of 13 or more ensures that the running costs of the system will be the lowest possible. These systems may cost a little more in initial outlay but the savings made in monthly power bills are enormous in comparison to cheaper, less efficient systems.
Lastly, purchasing established brands such as Carrier, Trane, Lennox and Rheem from a reputable supplier will provide the security of a service maintenance schedule at very reasonable costs; together with easily obtained parts from the company’s outlets, should they need to be replaced.
Cooper Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning are experts in air conditioning systems and can assist you in choosing the right system for your home. Please feel free to read testimonials that reflect our dedication to “Creating Customers for A Lifetime”.