How to Pick the Right Air Conditioning System

by Don Rackler on

Depending on the type of house you own, picking out a quality air conditioning system that will work best for you can be a challenge. Luckily, there are numerous brands and types on the market that can be used for your home and how much you need to cool it during the hot summer months. Here are some tips when you want to choose the best system for you.


Know the difference between your systems 

Now more than ever there are hundreds of different kinds of air conditioning systems. This can make it hard to choose what could work for you and the kind of home you have. However, you should know what the EER (energy efficiency ratio) of the system you are thinking about buying is. If you are buying a new air conditioner, you might want to get one with an Energy Star rating of 11 or preferably more. This means that it is qualified by the United States government on its environmental standards.


Choose the right size for your room or your home 

The kind of air conditioner you will get will be directly influenced by how big the room or overall home you plan on cooling is. Keep in mind that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. In fact, it’s often less effective to buy an air conditioner that’s too big for your home than the right size. A bigger air conditioner can remove some of the humidity in your house, which can actually make it feel clammy and gross to those in the room. You might want to talk to a professional who can come in a size your room and recommend an air conditioning unit that will work for you.


Power requirements for your home 

Each home has a slightly different electrical system and you should know whether or not it will fit the new requirements of the system you are thinking about bringing home. First, you should know whether your electrical current operates on either 150 volts or 230 volts. Most often, these systems run on 115 volts, so if you are planning on getting a system that runs on a higher electric voltage then you will want to think about talking to an electrician about whether you will need a special circuit or not.


Check and see if you have the right filters 

You might not be aware how important filters are when you are operating your air conditioning system. You’ll want to maybe spend a little more in order to get a system with a permanent filter or you might want to replace your filters often so dust and dirt doesn’t get trapped and you end up spending more on your electric bill because of it.

Overall, the best way to choose a new air conditioning system is to take the time and research which one would be best for what you need. It might be worth it to contact someone who knows what they are doing and who would be happy to provide you with professional advice.


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