With warmer weather right around the corner, more and more homeowners are starting to think about their cooling systems.
If your AC unit wasn't performing up to your standards last cooling season, now is the perfect time to install a new AC unit that will keep your home cool and comfortable.
A successful AC unit installation requires more than just selecting a new unit from a catalog. There are many factors that you must consider at the time of installation to ensure that your cooling system runs efficiently well into the future.
1. The Condition of Your Air Ducts
A new AC unit won't be able to perform efficiently if the air ducts running throughout your home are damaged.
Experts estimate that up to 30% of the cool air produced by an AC unit is lost as a result of holes, leaks, and gaps in the air ducts of the average home. This air loss can result in uneven cooling and a steady rise in cooling costs over time.
This means that a significant portion of the cool air that should be circulating through your interior living space will be lost if you don't inspect and repair your air ducts before installing a new AC unit.
2. The Size of Your Home
Another critical factor that should influence the selection of your new AC unit is the size of your home. Homeowners often think that replacing their existing unit with one that is the same size is best. This isn't always true.
If you have built an addition to your home or if your existing unit is undersized, you may need to invest in a different AC unit to maximize cool air production in your home.
An experienced HVAC technician can help you perform an analysis of your living space to determine which size AC unit will work best.
Taking the time to select a unit that is the right size will allow you to strike a balance between cooling efficiency and the comfort of your interior living space.
3. The Quality of Your Air
Homeowners may not give much thought to the quality of the air inside their homes, but studies show that indoor air quality can be up to five times worse than outdoor air quality.
Since the average family spends a lot of time indoors, addressing air quality issues is essential. You can work with your HVAC technician to add a filtration system to your cooling system when installing a new AC unit.
For more information, contact an AC installation service in your area.