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How To Choose The Right Air Conditioner For Your Home


Some homeowners believe that if they install the latest state-of-the-art central air conditioning unit that they are doing the best for their home.

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However, this is not always the case. Even though all of them do the same job, some homes may not need a big unit but smaller window units. Not to mention the wrong unit can mean bigger energy bills!

How can you choose the right air conditioner for your home?

One of the first things that you need to take into consideration when choosing a unit is the size of your home and its rooms.

Many people are under the impression that if they have a bigger unit, this means that their home will be cooler. But, a bigger unit in a smaller home (with fewer rooms) will likely mean that you are using more energy, and thus spending more money to cool your home. On the other hand, smaller units may cool most rooms, but they will be unable to remove all of the humidity if the home and rooms are too big. Inevitably, the right-sized unit will both cool your home, and remove all of the humidity.

Another thing you should take into consideration is how much you want to cool your home.

If you live alone or with your signification other, it might make sense for you to buy window air conditioners because you do not use every room in the house (yet). But, if you have multiple rooms and they all have occupants, choosing a central air conditioning unit makes more sense.

Want to choose the right unit in regards to your budget? Well, most air conditioning companies will be able to tell you exactly what you need!

Reputable companies will offer to do a FREE energy audit when one of their technicians visits your home. By doing this, the technician will be able to tell you EXACTLY what type of unit you need. Plus, if a technician does discover it would be better for you to install window units, he or she will steer you in the right direction.

There are many things that come into play when trying to find the right air conditioner.

If the thought of choosing a unit based on its energy efficiency ratio (EER) sounds intimidating, or you are wondering what that ENERGY STAR logo means, get in touch with a heating and cooling company.