How to Choose your Air Conditioning System
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Here at Airway Air Conditioning we know how difficult it can be to select a new appliance for your home, and it’s especially important that you go into a decision with all the relevant information to make the best purchase possible. Should you choose an air conditioning unit at random you could find yourself with an ineffective and expensive product.
That’s why we’ve compiled the following tips and considerations to make when you buy a new unit or upgrade your current system.
Think about your space
One of the biggest factors in the efficient usage of your air conditioning system is the space you have available and the space you need to cool. There are many ways in which you can get this decision wrong, but if you think the following factors through then it should become clearer what you need for your home.
The most obvious part of this decision is that you can’t install a unit where there isn’t space, you need to ensure you aren’t blocking off significant areas of your home both inside and out. A misplaced unit can cause accidents and ruin a room – something which is avoidable with a little forethought.
Secondly, you need to take into account which rooms you want to cool and how big the area is which needs cooling. You can have a small unit, but if your home is large then it will probably have a detrimental effect on your unit as it won’t ever be able to reach the temperatures you’re after. On the flip side of that point, you also need to ensure you don’t get a unit that is too big for your home as this would create a quick cycle, meaning your unit will turn itself off and on again over and over in quick succession. Clearly this will mean your unit falling into disrepair quicker than it should as it takes the strain of constant fluctuations.
Everybody wants energy efficiency
In modern society, we have a duty to ensure that we don’t use energy wastefully, which is why you should investigate the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioning units before having one installed. The more efficiently your unit works, and the better rating it has, the more benefits you’ll see – plus you’ll more than likely see energy bills drop as a result too. This rating is worked out using a formula that involves the output of cooling time and the input of electricity.
The newer your unit is the better – even a unit 5-10 years old can be replaced with a more efficient model, ensuring you don’t waste money on energy. Similarly, a well maintained and repaired unit will run much more effectively than a unit that sits poorly maintained, using more energy and sometimes producing less of a cooling effect.
Get the right company to install your unit
What might seem like an inconsequential decision can often turn out to be a deciding factor in how well your system runs. When you choose a contractor to install or advise you on air conditioning, you need them to be the experts. If they don’t give you the right unit for your home, it will cost you more money in the long run. The installation needs to be carried out properly, safely and legally too, ensuring no damage is done to your home and that the system doesn’t get damaged. A good engineer will also be able to advise you on the best unit for your home, taking into consideration your individual needs.
For a comprehensive service from a company you can trust, contact Airway Air Conditioning today. We can advise you on the best size, style and positioning of an air conditioning system, helping you save money by getting an energy efficient unit from quality manufacturers.