Summer will be here before you know it, and the temperatures in New Jersey are sure to get hotter. The last thing you want is to find yourself without an air conditioner on one of the hottest days of the year, so if you’ve been putting off investing in a new air conditioner unit or repairing your current one, then now is the time. In part one of this series, we discussed the different types of air conditioning units. As we continue with part two, we will give you a few tips to help you figure out which one is right for you.
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Consider the Size of Your Home
When you decide to invest in a new air conditioner, one of the first things you should consider is the size of your home or the area that you want to cool. If you plan to install a central air conditioning system, then you will need to know the square footage of your entire home. Certain air conditioner units are made to work better with larger or smaller areas, and the size of your home will help you find a unit that is the perfect size.
If you are more interested in cooling a smaller space or a specific room in your house, then a wall unit, window unit, or even a portable air conditioner may be a better option. That being said, you will still need to take measurements of the area you want to cool to ensure that your new air conditioner is equipped to cool the space effectively and efficiently.
Think About Your Current Situation
Those who are simply upgrading their current air conditioner unit with a newer and more efficient model don’t necessarily have to think about how their current situation will affect their purchase. However, if you are installing a brand new air conditioner in your apartment or home, you will need to factor in your current living situation. For example, if you are planning to complete major renovations on your home, then now would be a good time to invest in a central air conditioner, as you will need to install the ductwork as well as the other larger components.
If you aren’t planning to do any major renovations and you simply want to add an air conditioner to your home, then a wall or window unit may be a better option. These units are easier to install than a central unit, and you will still benefit from the cool air filling your home.
Save Money With Energy Efficient Units
In addition to the other two factors we listed above, you should also take into account the efficiency of the unit you plan to buy. Energy efficiency is basically how much energy it takes to cool your home, which directly correlates with how much money you spend on your monthly utility bills. An efficient unit will take less energy to cool your home, while a less efficient unit will use more energy.
Once you decide which type of air conditioner unit you want to install in your home, the next step is to compare the efficiency between different manufacturers. If you can’t decide between two different types of air conditioners, then determining which unit will be the most efficient may help you choose which unit to buy.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are in need of a new air conditioning unit, or your existing one needs a repair, then our HVAC company is here to help. Browse our website to learn more, and give us a call to schedule an appointment before the summer season arrives!