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Forget the Summer Heat, Think AC Upgrades
10 May
By: Climate Control
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If you're thinking about getting a new heating and air conditioning system to improve your ability to cool your home or business, there are certain considerations to keep in mind when upgrading your air conditioner.

Consideration #1: Find an Air Conditioner of the Right Size

Common sense says that when replacing an air conditioner, the home or business owner should replace the old air conditioner with a new one of the same capacity and size. While this may often be the case, owners should confirm what their cooling needs are. It's possible the old air conditioner was not the right size! Also, changes to the building and landscape may result in different needs from the air conditioner.

An air conditioner that's too large means it'll cool the building too quickly, requiring it to turn on and off more often than necessary. This can lead to premature failure due to increased wear and tear on the air conditioner. If the air conditioner is too small, it will run more than it should, also resulting in excessive wear and tear, as well as higher energy usage.v

Consideration #2: Energy Efficiency of the Air Conditioning System

Improved energy efficiency is one of the biggest reasons for upgrading an air conditioning system. Given how quickly new models incorporate better technology, any new air conditioning system will be more energy efficient than the system it's replacing. But can you tell how much more efficient it is? Look for the system's Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER rating. The higher number, the more efficient the system will be.

Consideration #3: Proper Installation

Proper installation will ensure a system works at its best. From repairing any degraded ductwork to confirming the ductwork system is the proper size for the building and air conditioner, all these tasks are a must to make sure the air conditioner is properly installed and will perform at its best.

To get more information about upgrading your heating and air conditioning before the summer heat hits, call our friendly team at Climate Control at 864-269-5576.

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