It can be quite complicated when it comes to choosing the perfect air conditioning units for your home. Many people are often confused about the various types of units available for purchase on the market. Buying the right air conditioning unit can help ensure your family is comfortable, regardless of how hot it is outside. It also helps to keep the energy bills at an all-time low. Purchasing an air conditioner that is too small or too large will only waste energy and causes the unit not to be able to keep up with the challenges of the summer. Whenever you are choosing amongst air conditioning units, it is imperative that you consider the cost, efficiency, maintenance and cooling capacities before you make a final decision.
Aqua Plumbing & Air can help you when it comes to purchasing air conditioning units in Sarasota. Numerous units exist for your home. Central air can help to cool the entire home, but they will often require a significant amount of ductwork to help provide cool air into each room.
Go through and determine the proper cooling capacity your home is going to need. Sometimes the amount of cool air a unit can produce is measured in BTU’s, although it might also be listed in terms of tons. One-ton worth of cooling equates to around 12,000 BTU’s. Based on information from Energy Savers, the average homeowner is going to need around 10,000 BTU’s cooling capacity for every 400 square feet of living space.
In Sarasota, you will want to compare the total efficiency ratings for all of the units. Air conditioning units are measured in terms of SEER, which shows you just how much cool air is going to be produced for every level of energy that is consumed. According to federal regulations, all units are required to have a rating of no less than 13.0, but the majority of units are rated higher than that. The higher SEER rating your unit has, the more efficient it is going to be for your home, which only helps to reduce your monthly bills that much more.
Check into the maintenance required for all of the different units. Central air conditioning units will often require regular maintenance to make sure they are operating at their peak efficiency. Since the coil may need to be cleaned regularly, make sure it is easily accessible. Make sure the filter on your model is easy to remove and check, since most units require that this be completed on a monthly basis.
Checking through the aforementioned considerations for your new unit will help make sure you choose the right unit for all of your needs. Take the time to speak with someone at Aqua Plumbing & Air to see what they have to say about your new air conditioning unit. Before you know it, your home will be nice and cool and you will not have to worry about sweltering through the heat anymore.