Replacing your AC unit may be the last thing you want to do right now, but if you are struggling with one that is on its last leg, it is more than likely the best option you have. When you are dealing with the extreme heat in Las Vegas, having a well running AC unit is essential. Getting a new AC unit is more involved than just picking the first one you see. There are several things that need to be considered when you are choosing the right AC unit for your home. Hal Mechanical is here to share some of our best tips to choosing the right AC unit for your home.
How Do I Determine what Size Air Conditioner I Need?
It is incredibly important that the AC unit you choose for your home is the right size. If it isn’t, you will end up paying more to keep your home cool and will find that it isn’t nearly as cool as you would like it to be. A good rule of thumb when it comes to choosing the right sized unit for your home is one ton for every 600 square feet that you have in your home. You want to avoid choosing one that is larger than you need because, while it sounds like it would help keep your home cooler, it will more than likely do the opposite as it shuts on and off frequently without reaching the desired temperature.
What is Energy Efficiency in AC?
You may not realize how important efficiency is, but you should only be looking at units that energy efficient to save yourself a significant amount of money on your energy bills each month. Every AC unit is given a SEER rating that can help you judge whether or not the unit is efficient. The lower the rating, the less efficient the unit will be. Ideally, you will want to look for a unit that has a SEER rating of 15-17.
How Long is the Warranty on AC?
While many of the new AC units that are available will likely come with a warranty attached, not all the warranties are going to be equal to one another. You can count on the length of the warranties being different as well as what the warranty covers. Some will only cover big problems in the unit like the pump or condenser. Others will cover all parts as well as the cost of labor to fix them. It is important that you look at the warranty when you are choosing the right unit as well.
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If it is time to replace your AC unit, you can call on the pros at Hal Mechanical to help you choose the right unit for your home as well as take care of all that the installation includes. We will make sure your unit is installed properly so that you can keep cool no matter how hot it is outside. Call us today!