With the weather now climbing to the 60s, 70s and 80s it is safe to assume that the hot summer weather will be here soon. One of the biggest expectations when upgrading your heating and air conditioning system is the energy savings, also, added comfort and hopefully fewer breakdowns of your A/C system. But what can you do to ensure your expectations are met…
- Choose a reliable HVAC brand.
- Choose a contractor who will measure and size your system for your home.
- Choose an HVAC contractor who will properly install your new central air conditioning system.
Most reliable brands with fewer breakdowns
As featured in its latest February 2016 Home Edition, of a national product testing and research magazine, its readers of the popular consumer magazine rated American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning heat pumps, air conditioners and gas furnaces as the most reliable brand among leading manufacturers. This is great news for anyone who is in need of replacing and installing a new heating and air conditioning system and is looking for fewer breakdowns of their air conditioner this summer.
As stated on the website of ConsumerReports.org there are other variables to consider beside the brand and the model of a central air conditioner. These variables include the sizing of the replacement system and the HVAC system installation being done correctly.
Properly sized HVAC system
When replacing your HVAC system having a properly sized system is key to performance. That is why it’s suggested to work with an HVAC contractor who takes the time to measure your home and do the calculations to ensure that the system that is being installed in your home is properly sized for your home.
Another very important variable when replacing your air conditioner is to make sure you use a qualified HVAC contractor, one who employs NATE certified technicians. According to the energy.gov website, if you do not have a proper installation of your air conditioner you could have problems with its performance. Many times during installation, the refrigerant charge (the amount of refrigerant in the system) does not match the manufacturer’s specifications. If proper refrigerant charging is not performed during installation, the performance and efficiency of the unit will be impaired.
Hopefully these 3 tips will give you a better understanding of the variables that you should take into consideration when replacing your central air conditioning system. To get a winning combination of energy savings, comfort and fewer breakdowns and problems with your AC system you can not cut corners.
Call M.E. Flow today, or fill out the form on this page for a no-obligation or second opinion quote, on replacing your home’s air conditioning system.
No worries here…
- Our Home Comfort Advisors will design you the perfect system.
- Our installers will install your system correctly.
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