How to Pick a New Air Conditioning System

How to Pick a New Air Conditioning System

If your air conditioner is over 10 years old and has been not working correctly, it may be time to replace your air conditioner. Replacing your air conditioner can be a confusing and stressful situation to be in, but we’re here to help you figure out your options. We’ve outlined some of the most important things to consider when replacing your air conditioner below:

Choose Which Type is Best for You

There are many types of A/C systems available. Split system and package air conditioners are your standard central air conditioners. They provide even cooling throughout a home via ductwork. Ductless mini-split air conditioners cool homes that do not have ductwork build into them. Portable or wall units can cool only one room. Evaporative coolers, known as swamp coolers, work well in dry climates and remove heat using evaporation. Most houses in the Omaha area use central air conditioning. You can learn more about the differences between all types of air conditioners with help from Energy.gov.

Figure out Which Size Suits Your Home

It’s easy to assume that the bigger your air conditioner, the better it will be at cooling your home. This is not the case. The size of your new A/C unit should not be based on the square footage of your home alone. Other factors like the size of the windows and insulation your home has affects the size of your air conditioning unit.

Is it Energy Efficient?

Air conditioners are required to have a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. This rating indicates how efficient the air conditioner is. Higher SEER ratings mean that the A/C unit is more efficient. Choosing an air conditioning unit with a high SEER rating can help lower your energy costs.

Work With an Experienced HVAC Contractor

It is so important to work with an HVAC contractor that is knowledgeable and trustworthy. This will make your air conditioner replacement experience so much easier. Here at Aire Serv Omaha, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days week to help you with all of your HVAC needs. We have upfront pricing, no overtime charges, and are available anytime to assist you and your HVAC system. We are proud to serve the Omaha, Nebraska area. Please call us at 402-513-0011 to schedule your service.