When it comes time to invest in a new air conditioner, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different options and information. We understand how complicated buying a new AC can be, so we’ve put together a helpful buyers guide to get you started!
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SYSTEM
Many people are familiar with central air conditioning, but there are other options available. Make sure to choose the right system for your specific needs.
Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Heat Pumps
Central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps (ducted and ductless) are the most popular cooling system options in our Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph surrounding areas.
Ductless Air Conditioners
There are many benefits to choosing a ductless system, including high energy efficiency, easy installation, quiet operation and the ability to have zoned cooling in each desired area of the home.
RATINGS & EFFICIENCIES
Being able to make sense of the different HVAC ratings will help you select a more energy efficient AC.
Understanding SEER Ratings
The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is a measure of an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. A high SEER rating correlates to an increased energy efficient air conditioner.
Understanding MERV Ratings
Filters can help catch particles before they circulate throughout the house through the AC system and those with respiratory problems, breathing difficulties or allergies might require filters with a high MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. Just remember that not all AC systems are compatible with high-efficiency filters.
ADDITIONAL HOME COMFORT PRODUCTS
If you’re thinking about installing additional home comfort systems, consider bundling the systems with your air conditioner upgrade.
A smart thermostat is a great way to enjoy more customized cooling control and protect your AC from unnecessary wear and tear.
Air Purification Systems
These systems attach directly to your cooling system and can drastically improve indoor air quality by combating air contaminants like dust, dirt, pollen, mould spores, bacteria, viruses, odours or potentially harmful chemicals.
FINANCING AND RENTING OPTIONS
A new air conditioner purchase is a big financial decision. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to pay for it.
Instead of paying for an air conditioner upgrade upfront, you can finance the project with SNAP Home Finance, an industry leader in financial solutions for home improvements.
If you prefer to make monthly payments towards a rent-to-own air conditioner, Delta Air Systems offers that option as well.
Rebates and Incentives
At any given time, there are manufacturer rebates, government incentives and energy discounts that could help lower the price of a new air conditioner.
MANUFACTURER WARRANTIES AND PROTECTION PLANS
Manufacturer warranties can save you money on replacement parts and installation protection plans usually include yearly service and discounts on repairs.
Ready to upgrade your air conditioner system?
Contact Delta Air Systems to schedule your FREE quote!
Delta Air Systems has been providing quality heating and cooling service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas since the 1950s.
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