Need A New Air Conditioning System Installed? 3 Things To Consider

Posted on: 21 February 2023

If your current air conditioning system is getting older, it will not work as efficiently as it once did. This would be a good time to install a new one, especially with the hot, summer months coming up soon. Hire a professional HVAC contractor to do this for you. To help you, below are three things you should consider before you have one installed. 

Type of Air Conditioning System

The most common type of air conditioning unit is the split system. With this type, the unit is placed outdoors that has a condensing unit. The air handler and evaporator coil are installed inside the home. The second type is a package air conditioning system. With this everything is installed within the same unit. The unit is placed on the ground near your home in most cases. Air ducts are then connected directly to the air conditioning unit. Split systems are the most common type used for residential homes as they are less expensive, run efficiently, and run quietly. 

Make Sure the System Is Energy Efficient

One important thing to consider is how energy efficient the new air conditioning unit is. More energy efficiency means you will pay less each month on your energy bills. If you live in an extremely hot area, this can save you a great deal of money. Each unit will have a SEER rating to show the cooling capacity and how much energy is used in the system. The higher the number for the SEER rating the more energy efficient the air conditioning unit is. You may see a SEER of 10 or a SEER over 24. 

Choose the Size

You need to make sure the air conditioning unit is the right size for your home. Purchasing one that is not large enough will result in the system running much longer and will not provide you with enough cool air. A system that is too large will not provide proper cooling for your home. An HVAC contractor can help you determine the best size for your home. They use a process known as a load calculation to determine the size. They will first take the square footage of your home and consider how much insulation you have installed, how many doors and windows there are, and how many people live in your home to come up with the right calculation. This then allows them to know the size you need. 

The HVAC contractor can give you much more information about choosing your new air conditioning system. 

Contact a local company like Carolina Air Care for more info. 


HVAC For The Layman

Do you remember the last time your air conditioner died? Although you might have been tempted to write off the problem as a simple quirk, serious air conditioning issues might mean that your family gets stuck living in a hot, humid, uncomfortable environment. I have been a homeowner for a long time, and you wouldn't believe how many times I have come across issues with my HVAC systems. I want you to know how to recognize the early signs of trouble, which is why I decided to put up this page. By reading here, you might be able to learn the intricacies of HVAC in layman's terms so that you can get things resolved as quickly as possible.