What to Look for When Buying a New Air Conditioner
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If you’re home is ready for a new HVAC or air conditioner system, it’s a good idea to make the purchase after you’ve done some research. As you know, your air conditioner is important, especially as the summer months roll around in Maryland, which is why you want to make sure that you’re getting the right unit for your home. Of course, HVACs do more than just keep your home cool (although that’s what most people care about). AC systems also improve air circulation, reduce humidity and can also filter airborne toxins – and that’s something not a lot of homeowners realize!

The good thing about buying a new air conditioner is that it’s a long-term investment. On average, it will last about two decades. So, when shopping for one, it’s smart to consider all of the details so that you feel confident about the investment in your home you’re making.

  1. The Size of the Air Conditioner. You want the right size air conditioner for your home, which means you need to consider how many square feet your home has. Buying a unit that’s too small won’t cool your home. A unit that’s too big will waste energy – and money.
  2. The Load Calculation. Having a professional perform a load calculation gives you an even more accurate look at what size air conditioner you really need. A professional on our team can match the thermal characteristics of your home with unique cooling capacity (BTUs) so that you get the perfect match.
  3. The SEER Rating. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating measures how efficient a HVAC system is. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient it is according to the Department of Energy.
  4. The Cost. The more energy efficient an air conditioner unit is, the more expensive it will be. However, by investing your money up front in a system that works better, you’ll end up spending less money down the road. Weight the costs and benefits and decide what’s right for you and your home.

Once you’ve decided on your new air conditioner system, it’s important that you have a professional handle the installation. Each year, more than 50% of all HVAC systems are installed improperly, making them operate less efficiently and effectively. Avoid the headache and let a pro from our team install your AC the right way this summer!

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