6 Factors To Review Before Replacing Your AC (2 of 2)
We understand an AC Replacement is a big decision. In the previous post, we discussed 3 of the 6 factors to review before replacing your AC system.
Today we continue with 3 more factors to consider before you invest in an AC Replacement.
Review Technology Before Replacing Your AC
HVAC technology has made substantial developments over the past decade and will continue to do so in the future. Two main objectives drive technological advances: energy efficiency and long-term savings.
For example, smart thermostats have features that allow you to use less energy and save money on your monthly energy bill.
Features like home/away modes based on your phone’s location or sensors in the thermostat that detect motion.
You can also check how much energy is used during a specific timeframe to better manage usage and see where you can cut back to save money.
Great benefits for the homeowners who take advantage of them.
Whatever the future holds, you can count on the HVAC industry to take advantage of technology to offer the consumer more efficient systems with money saving features.
Review AC Size Before Replacing Your AC
Bigger is not always better. Avoid the temptation to buy a bigger system thinking it will cool faster or better.
One of the key functions of your AC system is to reduce the humidity level in your home.
If the AC unit is too small, it may not be powerful enough to keep your home comfortable.
On the other hand, if the unit is too big, it will short cycle and not operate long enough to effectively reduce your home’s humidity level. As a result, you may experience mold and mildew.
Both scenarios can seriously harm your wallet.
PRO TIP – Make sure your AC technician performs a load calculation to determine the appropriate size of the unit for your home before an AC Replacement. A typical calculation accounts for several factors including the size of the house, climate zone, directional orientation, etc.
Review Budget Before Replacing Your AC
We understand you may be tempted to purchase the least expensive system available; however, AC systems that are a little pricier tend to have higher efficiencies and do a better job dehumidifying your home.
Your goal should be to replace your AC system with one that is appropriately sized for your home, with an efficiency level that fits your budget.
PRO TIP: Investing more money upfront for a high efficiency system improves dehumidification and will save you from unnecessary headaches in the long run.
Contact Us Before Replacing Your AC
As you are conducting your research for an AC Replacement, give us a call. We will answer all your questions so you are well-informed before making this significant decision.
We work with all makes and models, including today’s highly innovative and efficient communicating equipment. If you need financing, we offer flexible payment plans for an AC Replacement.
It is our pleasure to be your AC company. For all things HVAC for your Ft Myers or Cape Coral home, give us a call.