Professional Tips on Buying a New Air Conditioner
Living in Florida can be downright unpleasant if your air conditioner isn’t performing at a high level. Whether your AC is broken, your energy bill is way too high or you want a more advanced system that you can control on your phone, buying a new air conditioner can be complicated if you don’t know what to look for. Here are some professional tips from Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning to make your search a little easier.
1. The Size of Your Home Matters
Understanding your home’s size and layout is important to determining how large your system should be. If you buy a new air conditioner that is too big, it will cycle on and off constantly, wearing down the system over time. If the air conditioning system is too small, it will not be able to heat or cool your home properly and the system will get overworked.
In both cases, your air conditioner will be less efficient and will break down more often. Make sure that an AC technician calculates your home’s heat load correctly to better assess which system is the right fit.
Energy Star systems typically have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 15 or higher.
2. Efficiency is King
Florida summers are notorious for skyrocketing energy bills. Picking the right unit means picking the most energy-efficient system on the market. Trust us. Your bank account will thank you.
Be sure to look for the Energy Star label to find air conditioners that have met the requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Energy Star systems typically have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 15 or higher. The SEER rating relates to how much A/C cooling is produced compared to the energy output over a cooling season. Higher ratings mean more efficiency and greater savings on your utility bill.
3. Smart Thermostats are Great Investments
The internet of things has made our normal appliances even easier to use with digital technologies. Smart thermostats can be a great asset in maintaining a comfortable house and managing energy costs.
Smart thermostats allow you to build a custom temperature control plan that optimizes your air conditioning preferences based on your daily schedule. Automatically raise temperatures when you go to work. Automatically lower them when you get home. Reduce your energy bill and increase your comfort in your own home with a smart thermostat.
4. Don’t Forget Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality in our homes can be a major factor in overall health. Bad air quality can cause or worsen respiratory disorders such as asthma and can cause eye irritation, headaches and even heart issues. When looking at purchasing a new air conditioner, ask about add-ons such as humidifiers, air purifiers, UV lamps and other air quality solutions.
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5. Consider a Bryant Air Conditioner
Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems are some of the highest quality systems that you can get at an affordable price. They have over 100 years of experience making homes comfortable and perfecting their products.
Last year, they announced their industry leading Bryant Evolution product line including smart phone integration, reduced sound technology and Energy Star certification. Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning is a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, so we can answer any questions you may have regarding this new and exciting product line.
6. Ask About Maintenance Packages
You wouldn’t go a full year without getting the oil changed in your car, right? Well, many homeowners forget that air conditioners are machines that need regular maintenance. Just like a new car, a new air conditioner will eventually need maintenance. Keeping your AC well maintained can decrease energy costs, increase home comfort and extend the lifespan of your AC system. Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning provides residential maintenance packages for any home, including a 20-point tune-up that takes care of every aspect of your current or new air conditioner.
Important Questions to Ask in Your Search
- What is the Installation Timeline?
- What Type of Filter Should I Buy?
- Are Your Technicians NATE Certified?
- What Brands Do You Sell?
- Do You Have Financing Options?
As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning is dedicated to doing Whatever It Takes® to deliver whole-home comfort. The team at Scott’s Air participates in special training throughout the year to provide solutions, installations, and services to satisfy customers. Scott’s Air has met the highest standards for superior skills and service, and promises a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company in Central Florida. Our experienced technicians are knowledgeable, courteous, and dedicated to providing you with the very best heating and cooling systems at a reasonable cost.
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