Summer is here and you may be noticing that your air conditioner is not performing up to your expectations. If this happens, you may need an air conditioning replacement before temperatures heat up much more. But how do you know which air conditioner is right for your home and family?
Our team is here to help with your air conditioning replacement in Katy, TX. We are highlighting things you want to consider below, but you can always reach out to us to learn more about a unit that you are particularly interested in. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the factors you want to consider when choosing an AC replacement.
Your Current System
First, think about your current air conditioner. If you are planning to replace it then you have likely had it for a good long while now. What things do you like about your air conditioner? What things do you not like? Share these with our team so that we can help you choose the best unit.
For example, if you have a central air conditioner and have a room or two that stays hotter or cooler than other rooms of your home, you may be concerned about using another central air conditioner. The good news is that this problem is easy to fix. It has more to do with your ductwork than your air conditioner itself. We can reposition your ductwork and even install small fans within the ductwork to help channel air to particular areas of your home.
It is important to have reasonable expectations of your air conditioner. On the hottest days of summer, your air conditioner is really only able to cool your home about 20° lower than the outside temperatures. If you’re trying to cool your home more than that, no air conditioner will be able to achieve your expectations without taking on a lot of wear and tear and increasing your energy bills significantly.
If you have one family member who prefers your home to be warmer or cooler than the rest of the family, then a ductless mini split unit may be a great solution. You would essentially have a smaller individual air conditioner in each room of your home. This allows each person to choose their own unique temperature. As long as doors remain closed, each room can be warmer or cooler than the others without any issues.
No matter what type of air conditioner you choose, you want to make sure that you choose one with a high SEER2 rating, because it will save you money over the life of the unit on your energy bills. You could save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by investing in a more energy-efficient air conditioner upfront.
Homeowner maintenance also plays a large part in how well your air conditioner works, and how long it lasts. No matter what type of air conditioner you choose, be sure to keep up with monthly homeowner maintenance and schedule annual professional maintenance to keep your air conditioner working great across its entire lifespan.
At AC Comfort, your comfort is our business! Serving Katy, TX, and the surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment today with our team of experts.