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How to Choose the Best AC Unit

One of the most important investments you can make in your home is to install a central air conditioning unit. Not only will it help keep your family cool, but it will also help improve air quality. But not all air conditioners are created equal. Some are more energy efficient than others, while others might require additional maintenance. This can make choosing the right air conditioner for your home a daunting task. To help you navigate this process, we've put together this guide on how to choose a long-lasting AC unit. Read on to learn what factors you should consider before making your purchase.

Common Types of Air Conditioners

Air conditioners are a necessity, especially in hot weather. There are many different types of air conditioners available in today’s marketplace, each with its own pros and cons. Here are some of the most popular:

  • Ducted Central Air - Generally, these are the most expensive option but also offer the most flexibility in terms of placement and cooling capacity. Ducted central-air systems require an indoor unit that is installed permanently on your property. This type of AC is ideal for homes and commercial buildings that have multiple floors because the system is customizable, easy to use, and long-lasting.
  • Mini-Split - These small units are ductless and work by distributing cold air through multiple units that are placed throughout the rooms of your home or office space. The individual units are all connected to a master compressor. They are more affordable than a ducted system, but you will need several indoor units to properly cool larger spaces.
  • Window Units - Window units are affordable and simple to install. However, property owners must purchase one or two for every room in order to achieve a cool temperature. They can also be inefficient and wear out easily, which means higher utility bills and extensive replacement costs over time.

SEER Rating

A SEER rating for an air conditioning unit stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is a measurement of how much energy the air conditioner uses to cool the air in your home, compared to how much energy it takes to operate. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your air conditioner will be. The SEER rating is important because it lets you know how much electricity your air conditioner uses, and can help you decide which options can save you the most long-term.

Maintaining Your New AC Unit for Increased Longevity

If you want your air conditioner to last as long as possible, it's important to keep up with some basic maintenance tasks. To increase the longevity of your new AC unit you should:

  • Schedule annual inspections.
  • Replace filters routinely.
  • Keep the area around the unit dry and clear of debris.
  • Contact a reliable HVAC company for repairs if your system needs repairs.

Do You Need an Air Conditioning Repair Service or an AC Unit Replacement?

When you're looking for an HVAC company to repair or replace your air conditioning unit, it's important to choose the right one. At Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality service at an affordable price. We take pride in our reputation for excellence and we will always do our best to exceed your expectations. Contact our office for more details or when you’re ready to schedule your next air conditioning repair or AC unit replacement service.

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