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Choosing The Right AC Unit For Your SW Florida Home

We understand purchasing a new AC unit is a significant investment. Therefore, it is best to take your time and do your research, so you can make an educated decision.

Several key factors come into play when selecting the perfect unit for your SW Florida home, including choosing the right AC Company.

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Here are a few questions to get you started.

What Is Your Budget?

Keep in mind, maximum-efficiency units often have a higher initial cost; however, the extra money you spend up front can translate to significant energy savings over time, if you plan to stay in your home. Remember, the most budget-friendly option might not be the most cost-effective in the long run.

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It is always best to speak with one of our trained AC technicians to determine the right unit for your home.

What Size AC Is Appropriate?

You may think having a larger unit is the answer to keeping your home cooler.

This is not how it works. The size of your AC unit is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units); it does not refer to its physical size.

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The correct size of your AC unit is calculated using multiple factors such as square footage, number of windows/doors in your home, ceiling height, floor plan type, insulation quality, sun exposure, roof type, the condition of your ductwork, and more.

Purchasing the correct sized unit is extremely important to maximize efficiency.

What Noise Level Can You Live With?

For a quiet unit, look for one with a low decibel rating. Ratings within the 50 to 60 dB range are sufficient for the outdoor unit.

Aim for 20 dB for an indoor unit. For comparison, 70 dB is the sound of a typical vacuum cleaner.

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Also, consider the location of the outdoor unit.

What Is Your Comfort Level?

Everyone has their own definition of “cool.”

Do you prefer a constant chill, or are you comfortable with slight temperature fluctuations?

Today’s units offer features to personalize your comfort level, such as variable speed, multi-stage cooling, smart thermostats, and air filtration systems.

What Warranties Are Included?

Keep in mind all warranties – and AC Companies – are not the same.

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Be sure to read the warranty in detail and review your options carefully.

Choosing The Right AC Company

Look for an AC Company with a proven track record and one that has obtained all the necessary state certifications, licenses, and insurances, including workers’ compensation.

For over 25 years, Sunset Air and Home Services has been doing business in SW Florida.

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Rest assured; our AC Company checks all the boxes. We are committed to helping you find the perfect unit for your SW Florida home.

Contact us today to get started.

239-693-9005

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