In last week’s blog post, we discussed some of the signs that it may be time to replace your air conditioning system. If you’ve determined that yours is in fact ready to be replaced and haven’t scheduled an HVAC technician to come out yet, the time is now! Summer is officially here and the weather will only be getting warmer.
However, it’s important that you not just rush out and get the first system you can find a deal on. You want an air conditioner that is going to have the right level of efficiency for your home, and one that meets your individual needs and wants. Keep reading for some more considerations to make before buying a new air conditioning system.
When it comes to installing an air conditioning system, the job should only be trusted to a professional. An amateur or DIY-enthusiast may be able to do it at a cheaper price, but what else will it cost you? Only a properly trained and licensed HVAC technician knows what factors to look at to match a system to the right home, and only a professional can adequately size your air conditioner.
Speaking of size, did you know that it matters? When an AC system is too small for a living space, it can’t adequately cool it down. But if the system is instead too large, then it shuts on and off rapidly—a process called short-cycling—and makes your AC system work much harder than it should have to.
Only a professional HVAC technician understands just how much goes into sizing an air conditioner. They must look at the square footage of your home for sure, however they also measure your ceiling height and look at how many windows and doors are in your home, in addition to checking for drafts.
There is simply no such thing as a silent air conditioner. However depending on the type of air conditioner you get, you may find one that doesn’t make a whole lot of noise. A quieter system can be beneficial for you if you have light sleepers in your home.
To learn more about air conditioning replacements in Chicago, IL, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!