Professional Tips on Buying a New Air Conditioner

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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.

The Size of Your Home Matters

Understanding your home’s size and layout is important to determine how large your system should be. If your air conditioner 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.

Efficiency is King

Florida summers are notorious for skyrocketing energy bills. Picking the right system 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.

Smart Thermostats are Great Investments

Smart Thermostats are Great InvestmentsThe internet of things has made our normal appliances even easier to use with digital technologies. Smart Thermostats are 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.

Important Questions to Ask in Your Search

  • What is the Installation Timeline?
  • Are Your Technicians NATE Certified?
  • What Brands Do You Sell?

As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Scott’s Air 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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