What to Look for in a New A/C Unit

What to Look for in a New A/C Unit

In the market for a new air conditioning unit? If so, then you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by your options. Fortunately, by keeping a few of the most important considerations in mind as you shop around, you can ultimately make the right choice for your home, budget, and lifestyle.

Proper Size/Capacity

One of the most important considerations when choosing an A/C unit is its size and capacity. You want to make sure that your A/C unit is large enough to effectively cool the total square footage of your home, but not too large that it lacks efficiency. By having a reputable HVAC professional come out to your home and conduct a load calculation based on your home’s square footage, you can make sure you select the A/C unit size that’s right for your needs.

Energy Efficiency

Nobody wants to spend more on their energy bills than they need to, which is why finding an energy efficient unit is so important. Look for the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) on any unit; the higher the number the more efficient it will be.

Quality Installation

An air conditioning unit is only as good as its installation, which is why finding a reputable and experienced team of HVAC professionals to install your new air conditioning unit is so important. A skilled installer will know and follow the proper steps to ensure that the unit is properly leveled on your property and that all ductwork is connected properly for maximum efficiency. You should also be sure that your A/C installers will back up their work and products with some kind of warranty for your added peace of mind. After all, a new air conditioning unit is typically not a small expense.

At A/C Designs, we specialize in the installation of new unit replacements from manufacturers including Daikin, Carrier, Lennox, Goodman, and Amana. Our team of NATE-certified technicians is also experienced in providing preventative maintenance and repair service for all brands in Jacksonville, FL, and surrounding areas. If you are in need of a new unit replacement or want quality repair services, contact us.