It’s no secret that summers in Kitchener-Waterloo and its surrounding areas can be extremely hot and humid. Every summer many homeowners in the area are in the market for a new air conditioner to help beat the heat. If you’re interested in installing a new central AC in your Kitchener-Waterloo home and you’re not exactly sure where to get started, here’s what you need to consider to make the right decision for you.
The first thing you need to consider when purchasing a central AC for your Kitchener-Waterloo home is the size of the unit. While it’s a common misconception that the biggest or most expensive air conditioner is the best option, in reality, the best air conditioner is the one that fits your home’s square footage, as well as several other criteria including the age of your home, how drafty it is, and how many doors and windows you have. The experts at Delta are happy to help you assess your home to recommend the right size AC for you.
While many people think that an AC is an AC and there are not a lot of differences between systems, there are actually several types of air conditioners, all performing unique functions. When choosing an AC for your Kitchener-Waterloo home, you must consider the three types of air conditioners including:
- Single Stage: the most simple type of AC, this system is either on or off, no in between. While initially cheaper to buy, these types are slightly less efficient than their multi-stage counterparts.
- Dual Stage: the next level above a single stage unit, this AC is either turned off, running at a high rate, or running at a low rate. Dual stage ACs are a bit more expensive than a single stage, but overall they’re much more efficient.
- Variable Speed: The most expensive, but also the most energy-efficient, the variable speed AC runs throughout the day in long cycles to procure your preferred temperature instead of turning on and off. This gives you maximum home comfort as well as energy efficiency.
When purchasing your AC for your Kitchener-Waterloo home, it’s important to consider energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is rated by a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the system is and the more money you’ll save monthly on energy costs. The average modern air conditioner has a SEER rating between 13 and 16, however, your preference for the efficiency of your AC is entirely up to you.
Choosing the right HVAC company to install and maintain your new air conditioner is one of the most important parts of making the purchase. When homeowners in the Kitchener-Waterloo area are looking for a company to provide and install their new AC, they trust Delta. With over 65 years of experience and customer satisfaction, you can trust the experts at Delta to provide you with the best possible service and care in the area.
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Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been serving the HVAC needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions for over 65 years. We are committed to providing our clients with reliable service and quality equipment.