If you’re thinking about buying a central air conditioning system, it’s important that it fits your home, lifestyle, and budget. There are also health issues to consider.
So, to help ensure your family stays cool and comfortable throughout the hot Boston area summer, here are 5 valuable tips to help you choose wisely:
1) Know your home.
Your home’s square footage isn’t the only thing to consider before making your decision. Do you already have ductwork and, if so, does it need to be repaired, sealed, or otherwise adjusted? Is your home properly sealed to prevent cool air from escaping and hot air from taking its place? Also, creating two or more zones can help you enjoy top level comfort without wasting money by cooling rooms that don’t need it.
2) Bigger is not always better.
An AC system too big for your home’s square footage will turn on and off more frequently, resulting in higher electricity bills and a shorter system lifespan. On the flip side, a system that’s too small will have a hard time keeping up with your comfort needs, especially on extra hot days. A qualified HVAC specialist will recommend the right size unit based on all relevant factors.
3) Energy savings.
The higher the SEER rating of your new AC system, the greater the short- and long-term energy savings. Yes, you’ll pay more a higher SEER rating, but the total energy savings might just more than make up the difference.
4) Consider any respiratory issues your family may have.
It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans suffer from allergies or asthma. A whole-house air filtration system can help by removing 99.98% of allergy-producing or aggravating particles from the air. Air filters and other indoor air qualities are not cures, but they do remove the very substances now causing you problems.
You also want the best possible installer for your new AC system. Someone who will take all the right calculations up front to ensure your system is neither too large or too small. Someone who can ensure your ductwork can efficiently deliver the conditioned air. And someone who will offer you multiple new system options so you can choose wisely.
In and Around Boston, that someone is Pann Home Services. We’re a three-generation family-owned business that puts our name on the line every day to ensure your complete satisfaction for your heating, cooling, plumbing, and related indoor comfort needs. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and new system proposal.