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Helpful Tips from AC Pros: How to Choose a System

Helpful Tips from AC Pros: How to Choose a System

Are you satisfied with your current AC? Are you looking for an air conditioning system for your new home? Selecting the right AC for your home can feel a bit daunting. After all, considering the size of the purchase and the duration of time you’ll have to live with that investment, it’s no wonder that choosing a new system may give you pause. In today’s post, we’d like to give you some helpful tips from the AC pros on how to choose the right system for your home. 

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  • Sizing: We can’t overstate this enough. The size of your air conditioner must match the size of your living space. During the installation process, a technician will perform a load calculation in order to assess how large a system you need to cool your home. If your AC is too large, then this results in inefficient cooling and short cycling. If it’s too small, then this results in inadequate cooling and potential system damage to overworking. Your AC needs to be just right.
  • SEER: This acronym stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it’s given to every AC sold in the US. It’s a number that estimates the ratio between electrical energy input and cooling output over the course of a single season. The higher the number, the higher the energy efficiency. It’s a useful metric for determining long-term energy savings.
  • Ductless mini splits: Long used in commercial applications and throughout the rest of the world, ductless mini split air conditioning systems are beginning to gain popularity in the States. They are highly prized for their SEER ratings, which can reach as high as 27. They can also be installed in places where central air conditioning can not because they don’t require ductwork.

If you’re interested in a new air conditioning system, make sure you find the right installer for the job. Call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today for comprehensive, quality air conditioning installation services.