When buying an air conditioner, there is more to think about than just the potential AC system's price and cooling capacity. You will also want to consider the following:
Check the EER (Energy Efficiency Rating) of any air conditioner that you are considering. This is an energy-rating label from the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). It uses stars on the label to designate energy efficiency, the more stars you see the better the energy efficiency is of the AC system you are considering. Finding a system with a high-efficiency rating will save you significant amounts of money on your monthly utility bills. If you think your current AC system might be putting a drain on your energy bill, scheduled to have a home energy audit performed on your home by a professional to find out for sure.
The type of air conditioner technology you choose, be it geothermal, ductless, or a traditional air conditioning, can have different benefits and disadvantages from one another. Be sure to have a good understanding of the types of systems available by speaking to one of our AC installation service specialists today.
Since the air you are breathing will be passing through the cooling system you purchase, for the health of you and your family, you will want to be sure you choose an air conditioner that comes with a good quality air filter. The filter should be effective at removing smoke, germs, and odors from your home's air. A well-designed air conditioner air filter can clean the air that passes through it while also preventing the evaporator coil from choking due to excessive dust exposure.
The size of your home and the areas you want to keep cool will help give you an indication of the air conditioner output capability to keep in mind when choosing a new AC system.
Air conditioners can be noisy; luckily you can find the operating noise level of any AC system you are considering by checking the product specifications. 50dB or less is the ideal sound range for an air conditioner.
Some systems have unique high tech capabilities that are worth being aware of. Such as inverter technology that will provide exceptional consistent cooling while using a third the amount of energy of a system not equipped with inverter technology. Another great high tech option available is called air swing. When an air conditioner lists air swing as one of its capabilities, it means that that the AC system is capable of distributing airflow in different directions to best cool a room.
Find out what the warranty is on an air conditioner before you buy one. You will want to know how long it is valid for and what it covers.
See what the AC system you are considering is capable of. There are many features that an air conditioner can come with, so you will want to learn about and understand any feature of the AC system that you are considering purchasing is capable of. Air conditioners can come with dehumidification capabilities that will keep your home dry and help prevent mold growth, even when there is a lot of moisture in the air. Some come with sleep functions to reduce energy usage during the night. Modern air conditioners even can come with self-cleaning modes that help reduce bacteria growth to cleaner safer air.