1. Picking SEER Values When Buying a New Air Conditioner
People buying a new air conditioner often ask “what SEER value would you recommend when buying a new air conditioner?”
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. What a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is, is an objective means of evaluating the efficiency of an air conditioner. More simply put, the higher the SEER value, the more efficient a unit is. The SEER rating is calculated by dividing the cooling output of an AC system over a typical cooling season by the energy required to cool during the same time period.
2. Choosing the Proper Size When Buying a New AC Unit
It is important to choose the proper size when buying a new air conditioner, this can sometimes be tricky. A lot of people do not know the factors of choosing the proper size air conditioner your home. It is important to hire the proper contractor so they do the proper calculations to ensure the air conditioner is right for your home.
What Size Central Air Conditioner is Right for My House?
In order to find the right central air conditioner for your home, the technician will need to have access to most parts of your home. This includes spots such as your attic, crawl spaces, basement, and a general overlook of every room in your home. If you find that the technician you hired is not thoroughly inspecting your attic or basement, be wary and ask questions.
The proper size of your air conditioner will depend on multiple factors such as: the location of your home, the square footage of your home, how insulated your home in, and others.
3. Fair Prices When Purchasing a New Air Conditioner
Typically, a new air conditioner (installed) is right around $3,000, and around $6,000 – $7,000 if you have the furnace replaced at the same time. This is of course just an estimate, but it will at least give you a general idea of what to expect when buying a brand-new air conditioner.
As with more services, you get what you pay for. You may come across companies out there that will sell and install an air conditioner for cheaper, but the trade-off may be the quality of the installation and parts used. It’s up to you, so keep that in mind when choosing an HVAC contractor and new air conditioner.
Final Thoughts on Buying a New Air Conditioner
It can be intimidating buying a new air conditioner, especially if you are unfamiliar with which one is best suited for you and your family. Purchasing a new air conditioning unit does not have to be a hassle. Make sure that you spend some time doing your research on contractors, as this will be the most important decision that you will make when buying. Trust E-M Air Systems Inc., to help you find the right AC unit for you and to have it properly installed in your home. Visit our website at www.emair.ca or call us at 1-800-893-6793 for more information.