How to Choose the Right AC System for Your Home

August 25, 2015

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Keeping your Ocala, FL home comfortable during the long, hot summers can be challenging. It is even more difficult if you have an old or poorly performing system. Various features and capabilities today can make choosing the right AC very overwhelming. Knowing what’s most important will ensure you choose a system that is right for your home and budget.

Measure Your Square Footage

Whether you are buying a window AC unit, or getting a new central air system installed, it is important to know the square footage of the area to be cooled to ensure the unit you purchase is the right size. An AC unit that is too small will not cool efficiently. One that is too large will waste energy. Both cases will result in higher energy bills.

Calculate Cooling Capacity

After calculating size, cooling capacity must be determined. Cooling capacity is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). Depending on the square footage, a certain number of British Thermal Units (BTUs) will be necessary for adequate cooling.

Consider Energy Efficiency

SEER ratings measure the efficiency of an AC, and the higher the number, the more efficient the unit. The minimum SEER rating allowed on models today is 13. These upgraded models are as much as 15 percent more efficient than older models. More efficient models are more expensive, but they are worth the investment for the long-term energy-saving and reduced carbon footprint.

Call in a Professional

Getting a professional to help you will save you time and will provide better results. Your HVAC professional will consider factors such as the number of occupants, daily routines, preferences, and even the impact of sunlight on your home.

Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. has been providing service in the Ocala area for almost 3 decades. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to help you choose the right system for your home or office. Call us at (352) 484-0387 for more information about our services or to schedule an appointment.

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