Spring has arrived and throughout Southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Southeast Pennsylvania, homeowners are looking towards the heat of summer. Now is a great time to install a new air conditioner, taking advantage of the mild weather before the heat rises, and likely saving money this summer on monthly electric bills. But before you make the purchase, you need to plan carefully. Here are 3 things to think about before installing a new air conditioner.
How Big Is Your Home?
The size of your home plays a huge part in determining the size of your new AC system. If the system is underpowered, it will struggle to adequately cool the house. If it is overpowered, it will often cycle on and off, adding a lot of strain to the system and costing you in higher monthly bills. A good technician can ensure that your system is the right size before you have it put in.
Do You Want Extra Features?
AC systems feature numerous bells and whistles, which might not have been present on your old machine. For instance, if you want to vary the temperature in your home, consider a multi-zone system that lets you maintain different temperatures in different rooms. If you’re away from home for most of the day, get one with a programmable thermostat that you can operate with an app on your phone.
Is the New AC More Energy Efficient?
Look for units which have a higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) Rating than your old one. It means your new unit with cost less energy to run. As a handy cheat-sheet, look for systems with the ENERGY STAR label, which have met the EPA’s strict requirements for energy efficiency.
When considering a new air conditioning installation, contact SPS Mechanical and let us help you select the right air conditioning unit for your needs!