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What to Look for When Purchasing a New Air Conditioner

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4 Tips from Your Local Air Conditioner Pros

Upgrading to a new air conditioner is a major investment for your home, but also an exciting one. When you upgrade, you could improve energy-efficiency and increase the comfort of your home during the spring and summer.

Your air conditioner will last your home 10 to 15 years; therefore, you want to take your time picking out the right model, brand, size and type of unit.

When shopping around, there are four key considerations to keep in mind for your new HVAC system:

  1. The Size – Air conditioners come in a variety of sizes, and the size you need is based on your home’s square footage as well as the style of construction. An experienced HVAC contractor can take your home’s size, the number of floors, and usage needs into consideration before recommending the right capacity for your residence.
  2. SEER Rating – To get more out of your unit without increasing utility costs, look at the SEER rating. Today, the minimum is 13, while you can find some models with a SEER of more than 20. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit.
  3. Warranty – Most brand name air conditioners come with a manufacturer warranty that will range from five to ten years. However, there is a catch: a professional must install the unit. So regardless of the unit you pick, if you want a favorable warranty, you need a qualified HVAC professional to install it.
  4. Thermostat – When replacing your air conditioner, you may not necessarily have to replace the thermostat. However, now is the time to consider upgrading that as well, so that you can improve the efficiency and convenience of your home’s comfort systems.

For more helpful information about purchasing a new air conditioner, or to request a consultation for a new unit, speak with the experts at Comfort Solutions HVAC in Easton, PA. We can help assess your home to find the right size and type of unit. Request a free estimate for your new air conditioner or call us at 610-438-9300 to schedule an appointment.