Air conditioning specialists are your greatest allies in your search for a replacement air conditioner that meets your needs and budget. There are dozens of A/C systems on the market and cooling technology is continuously advancing, so it takes a specialist to stay on top of what’s out there.
Considering how much you rely on your air conditioner to see you through the hot Fort Worth/Arlington summers, it’s well worth consulting a professional for guidance on a number of system selection issues.
System matching — When upgrading your air conditioner, you can change out just the outdoor compressor unit or replace the entire system. If you choose to replace just the outdoor unit, the new unit must match the older indoor unit. Mismatched systems are inefficient and wear out early. Consulting with a specialist is essential to ensure your components are correctly matched.
Energy efficiency — Replacing a 10-year-old air conditioner with a newer, more efficient model could reduce your cooling costs by 20 to 40 percent. An A/C’s efficiency is indicated by its seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). Although the current minimum SEER is 13, high-efficiency systems achieve SEERs of up to 21. Air conditioning specialists can help you find a high-efficiency model that also offers the features you need.
Energy-saving features — Look for a system that uses a variable-speed fan motor. Most high-efficiency systems include this type of motor because it’s more efficient than the older, two-speed motor and provides more consistent temperatures.
Features for convenience — An A/C system with a filter-check indicator light will help you remember to keep your filter clean to maintain your system’s energy efficiency. Also consider looking for a unit rated for quiet operation. Air conditioning specialists can suggest other features you may want, depending on your needs.
A new air conditioner is a significant investment, but the right system will lower your energy bills and improve your comfort. For expert guidance on finding the air conditioner that’s right for your home, contact us at AirRite Air Conditioning Company, Inc. Since 1955, we’ve been been helping homeowners around the Fort Worth/Arlington area find efficient, affordable HVAC equipment.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about replacing your cooling system and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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