Factors To Consider Before Buying A New Air Conditioner

Factors To Consider Before Buying A New Air Conditioner

Are you in the market for a new air conditioner installation in Paso Robles, CA? Air Rite is here to assist you in pinpointing several factors before making your purchase. As you compare your options, here are a few factors to consider:

The Size Of The Unit

One of the most important factors to take into consideration before shopping for a new air conditioner is the size of the unit. You need to make sure that you choose an air conditioner that is suitable for the space that you want to cool. Otherwise, you’ll either end up with an air conditioner that is too weak or one that is too powerful and ends up cooling your space too much.

The Type Of Unit

There are different types of air conditioners on the market, so you’ll need to decide which one is right for your needs. Central AC is the most popular type, but they require ductwork to function. If you don’t have existing ductwork, you may want to consider a ductless air conditioner, which doesn’t require any ducts. Contact us for ductless AC installation in Paso Robles, CA. Portable air conditioners are also an option, but they aren’t as powerful as other types and can be more expensive.

The Energy Efficiency Rating

When shopping for a new air conditioner, you’ll want to make sure that you pay attention to the energy efficiency rating. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the AC will be. It will save you money on your energy bills, and also help to reduce your carbon footprint.

Air Filter Capacity

The air conditioner you purchase should have a filter with a high MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. The higher the MERV rating, the smaller the particle size that the air conditioner’s filter can capture. For example, a MERV-8 air filter captures particles as small as 3 microns, while a MERV-11 air filter captures particles as small as 1 micron.

Cooling Efficiency

The AC’s cooling efficiency is crucial to consider because it will affect your energy bills. The cooling efficiency of an air conditioner is represented by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating which means the air conditioner’s cooling output during a typical cooling season is divided by the total electric energy input during the same period.

The Cost

One of the most important considerations when shopping for a new air conditioner is the cost. There is a wide range of prices for air conditioners, so you’ll need to find one that fits your budget. However, cheaper units may not be as energy-efficient or durable as more expensive ones.

The Warranty

Most air conditioners come with a standard one-year warranty, but some may have longer warranties. If you’re planning on keeping your air conditioner for a long time, you’ll want to ensure that you choose one with a good warranty.

Purchasing a new air conditioner is a crucial decision. You can be sure to find the perfect air conditioner for your needs by considering these factors.

If you need help with choosing or installing a new air conditioner, contact Air Rite. We specialize in AC installation and replacement in Paso Robles, CA, and would be happy to assist you. Give us a call today!

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