Considering an A/C Replacement Soon? Get the Straight Facts
by Greg Leisgang on May 28, 2013
Posted in: Air Conditioners
If your air conditioner has given up its last breath of coolness, and you're faced with an unwelcome but necessary purchase of a new A/C unit, stay calm. It's time to get started on making the decision of what your A/C replacement should be and where you should get it in Cincinnati. Here are some straight facts on what you should consider before committing to a purchase.
- If you select an Energy Star-certified unit for your A/C replacement, you'll find that it will be less expensive to run over the long-term compared to an older model. Today's air conditioners use between 30 and 50 percent less energy to create the same amount of cooling as models made in the 1970s. When you're looking for an A/C replacement, be sure to confirm it's a high-efficiency model that has a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 13 or higher.
- Your HVAC professional can perform load calculations to determine the correctly-sized unit for your home's needs. If it's too big, it won't provide enough dehumidification. If it's too small, it won't be able to cool your home down and will run constantly, consuming a lot of energy and running up your utility bills.
- You also need to ensure the unit is correctly located in your home, with the right amount of insulation and correct duct installation in order to achieve optimum performance.
For more information about an A/C replacement for your home, contact the experts at JonLe Heating & Cooling. We proudly serve homeowners throughout Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati area.
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