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When you live in Sarasota, Florida, you know just how unrelenting the summers are with respect to humidity and temperature. Because of the extreme temperatures, it’s important to find the perfect air conditioner for your home. The perfect unit helps maximize comfort, while reducing humidity and providing the perfect setting year round. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some tips to help you find the ideal air conditioner for your home.

Choose the Right Size

In the world of air conditioners, bigger isn’t always better. Instead, you need to find a unit that’s capable of cooling your entire home, but without it being so large that it’s inefficient. When you hire us for the job, we’ll calculate the air conditioning load to provide the correct size air conditioner. If you’re curious, we can even show you how we formulate these numbers.

Look at the Efficiency

Using efficient air conditioners wasn’t always a standard practice, as many felt that they lacked in quality performance. However, advances in air conditioner technology coupled with tighter regulations have produced a number of high-efficiency, high-performance units. To determine the efficiency of the unit, look at the Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio, or SEER. This number ranges from 13 to 22, and the higher the number, the more money you’ll save in energy costs.

Don’t Void the Warranty

While most new air conditioners come with a standard 10-year warranty, you don’t want to void it due to your own negligence. Most of these warranties require that you get annual or biannual maintenance from a licensed technician. Not only will this keep the warranty in force, but it will also ensure that your unit runs at its highest capacity.

If your home is new, the air conditioner is probably the least of your concerns; but understanding the importance of maintenance whether you have a new or older home can prevent problems in the future while providing the utmost in home comfort. Call Aqua Plumbing and Air today at (941) 306-3715 for all your air conditioner installation needs.

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