If you’re a new homeowner, or just never had to replace an air conditioner, you might be surprised to learn that it can be a financial investment to upgrade your home comfort system. When looking for a new AC, it’s important to realize that there a few key factors that can significantly impact the cost of a new system and working with a reputable cooling company can help ensure that you find the perfect system for your needs and budget.
1. SEER – The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating is calculated by dividing the total cooling output over a typical cooling season by the total energy required to cool during that same period. The more efficient a system—the higher the SEER rating. Generally, an air conditioner with a higher SEER rating will cost more initially; however, since it’s energy efficient, your monthly hydro bills will be lower.
2. AC Size – In order for a new air conditioner to properly cool the house, it has to be the correct size. It’s important to work with a reputable AC installation company because a bigger unit (although more expensive) is not always better. An oversized (or undersized) unit can decrease home comfort and increase monthly energy bills. A properly sized air conditioner will keep your house comfortable at an efficient rate.
3. Air Conditioner Brand/Manufacturer – Air conditioners with similar specs, but from different manufacturers, can vary significantly in price. It’s important to do research on the brand before committing to a new system because you’ll want to go with a brand that you can trust—not just the cheapest option. Also, remember that manufacturer warranties can provide significant savings, so make sure you know what’s included (and not included) in different warranties.
Upgrading to a new AC can be a financial investment and that’s why it’s important to work with an HVAC company you can trust. A reputable company will provide recommendations that fit your needs and budget.
Contact Delta Air Systems with any questions you have about AC installation and see why we’re the premier heating and cooling company in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas since the 1950s.
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