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24 Jan What to Look for in an Air Conditioner

There are few things better than walking into a nice cool home during a summer heat wave. The wall of cool air that you walk into is extremely refreshing and once inside, it’s difficult to leave the cool comfort provided by the air conditioner; Barrie can get pretty hot in the summer after all. Think of the other extreme… Have you tried to sleep in a home that wasn’t air conditioned? Does your home feel hotter inside than it does outside? Isn’t it time to finally get some relief?

If you are hoping to treat yourself for the first time and purchase a new air conditioner for your home or simply need to replace an old unit, there are several things you should look for.

What to look for in an Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are designed to do three things: the first, and most obvious, is to lower the temperature of your home. The next is to filter the air and lastly, it’s meant to control humidity levels. Finding an air conditioner that accomplishes all three is essential.

There are a couple other things you need to consider when deciding on what air conditioner you plan to install in your Barrie home. These factors range from unit size, to efficiency, and design; each one can have a huge impact on what unit you purchase in the end.

Energy Efficient – Finding an air conditioning unit that is energy efficient while keeping your home at the right temperature is essential. Sometimes finding this perfect balance can be a challenge. The good news is most units on the market today are very good at keeping the costs down while maintaining that perfect temperature. Typically, higher energy efficient units cost slightly more upfront but will end up saving you money in the long run. The experts at Central Heating can help you find a unit that is energy efficient and does the job.

Size – When it comes to air conditioners size really does matter.We all like to save as much money as possible, but did you know installing the wrong air conditioner size will actually be a burden on your wallet? Purchasing an energy efficient AC unit isn’t enough, because you need to be certain you have the right sized one to take advantage of the cost-saving qualities. A unit that is too small will have to work overtime trying to keep up and will breakdown prematurely.  An AC unit that is too big won’t do its job either. As mentioned earlier, an AC unit also filters the air and removes humidity. If you have an oversized unit, it won’t be on long enough to do the job of removing moisture, and could create mold issues down the road. Central Heating can help you determine what size is best for your home.

Design – Your home is your pride and joy, and maintaining the curb appeal is as important as keeping it nice and cool during the summer. Another factor worth considering when it comes to design is the amount of noise it will make when it is running. The last thing is the durability of the unit, and whether it can handle the extreme temperatures our climate throws at it. Central Heating in Barrie offers a wide variety of air conditioners that run quietly, can handle the elements, and will not take away from the look of your home.

If you are hoping to install a new air conditioner in your Barrie home, contact the experts at Central Heating. We will help you find an AC unit that is energy efficient, durable, attractive, and is sized correctly.