The fall and winter make an ideal time to replace an old air conditioning system, since the temperatures in Mesa, AZ are lower and you probably won’t have need of your system while the replacement takes place. Replacing an old air conditioner can do great things for your bottom line, since newer systems tend to be more efficient and use less energy, as well as offering bells and whistles than simply weren’t around when your older system was installed. Before you schedule a replacement session, however, here are some things to think about: details that you should definitely nail down before the process begins.
Size Your System Properly
Air conditioners need to follow what we call the Goldilocks Rule: neither too small nor too large but just right. An underpowered air conditioner will run constantly and struggle to cool your home adequately. An overpowered system, on the other hand, will cool down the home too quickly, turning off and on multiple times throughout the day and using exponentially more energy than it should in the process. The solution is to conduct an energy audit to determine the exact power levels required to cool your home, then select an air conditioner with power levels that perfectly match your needs.
Regardless of the power levels of your air conditioner, you need to make sure it uses its energy efficiently, a factor measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The higher the rating, the more efficiently the system does its job and the less you’ll need to spend on monthly bills. A good, quick way of looking for high-efficiency products is to find those with the Energy Star sticker, which the federal government issues for particularly energy efficient models.
Call John’s Refrigeration today for expert advice on replacing your air conditioner.