Choosing a New AC unit
Choosing a New AC unit
We have outlined several factors to get you started in choosing a new AC unit. In addition, we recommend you speak with one of our AC technicians for personalized advice.
Choosing a New AC unit: Size Matters
What is a BTU? A BTU (British Thermal Unit) is the amount of heat energy it takes to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree. Several factors determine the amount of BTU’s your home needs removed, including square footage of your home, windows, insulation, etc. These factors, along with several others, are used in a “Load Calculation.” Your new AC Unit must be sized large enough to remove excess heat energy from your home. For more information, contact our office.
Choosing a New AC unit: Efficiency is priority
Industry experts use SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) to measure air conditioning cooling efficiency. Currently, the minimum SEER for a split system central air conditioner allowed is 14. Typically, the higher the SEER, the higher the potential to lower your energy costs. As a result, we recommend consulting one of our AC technicians to get the full scoop on SEER.
Choosing a New AC unit: Say Yes to Regular Maintenance
A well-maintained AC system will increase its life span, run more efficiently, and ultimately, save you money. In addition, unplanned repairs are more expensive and can increase equipment downtime. Regular maintenance is important to your AC running without interruption. Therefore, call our office and speak with an AC technician for recommendations.
Choosing a New AC unit: Programmable thermostat for comfort
Studies show installing a programmable thermostat can reduce your cooling costs by about 10%. In addition, ceiling fans can make the room feel 3° F to 4° F cooler. Programmable thermostats save you money and will help keep you comfortable by maintaining a set schedule at your desired temperature settings throughout the day, while you are home, asleep, or away from home.
Ask for Advice
Be sure to ask for advice from a professional at Sunset Air & Home Services. In many instances, you can resolve issues without purchasing new equipment. Call us first and we will give you an honest evaluation of your AC system, 239 693 9005. We have financing options available, if it is necessary to replace your system.
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