Air Conditioning Buyer’s Guide
Helpful Hints & Reviews for Consumers
When it comes to air conditioning, there is no denying you can’t live without it in certain cities across America. That’s no exception here in North Texas. Southern Comfort Mechanical specializes in central air conditioning units produced by Trane, Carrier, Bryant, Lennox, etc. We will focus our attention to your home’s needs and customize a system that works for you.
The National Association of Home Builders says that the average air conditioner will last you roughly 10 years. Over the last decade prices have dropped about 50% on all AC units for homes and technology has made them quieter, smaller, lighter, and safer to run. We’ve all slept in a hotel room with an air conditioner that runs all night and is so loud it’s hard to sleep. Many of the home air conditioners you can buy are now extremely quiet, but many are still rather noisy and can be a nuisance. The other good news, is that all the newer models have great energy efficiency ratios (EER) that will save on your energy bills.
Buying an air conditioner with an Energy Star rating is the way to go if you want to help conserve energy while staying cool. One thing to keep in mind is that some AC units don’t run well when “brownouts” occur. A “brownout” is when your local utility company reduces voltage at peak hours of the day to conserve energy usage and this can directly effect an air conditioning unit.
Choose the Right Size AC Unit
The key to choosing the correct air conditioner for your house is to know the exact square footage of the house or area of the house it will be cooling. Experts say if you choose an air conditioner meant for a 2,000 square foot home and put it in a 1,200 square foot home you will not get efficient use from it. Make sure you have the measurements of your home then talk with our highly knowledgeable estimator for different brands and models.
Find Good Reviews
Whether you are looking online, or asking your neighbor, a good (or bad) review is worth knowing. Take the time and do your research. When you decide to make the appointment with our estimator, you will feel more comfortable and educated. Buying a new air conditioning system is an investment, so it’s very important that you purchase the right one.
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