If A/C Replacement Is a Must This Summer, Start Doing Your Research Now

If A/C Replacement Is a Must This Summer, Start Doing Your Research NowYou may be considering an A/C replacement if your current air conditioner has been malfunctioning or not keeping your home as cool as it used to. Of you may just want to switch out an old A/C for one that will save on your monthly energy bills while delivering superior cooling. If you’re considering an A/C replacement, make sure you begin the research process early. You don’t want to be stuck with an inferior or balky air conditioner just when Georgia begins heating up.

There are many things to consider when choosing an A/C replacement.

  • For example, your new air conditioner needs to be correctly sized to match your home’s cooling needs. Correct sizing will translate into optimum efficiency and performance, which are crucial during our hot summers. Your contractor should offer to perform a cooling load calculation on hour home, which considers a variety of factors. This will help avoid a common error when it comes to A/C installations – over-sizing. An A/C that’s too big for your needs can be just as bad for cooling efficiency and comfort as one that’s too small.
  • You’ll want to choose an A/C with the highest SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) that you can afford. High-efficiency models usually start at SEER 16, and in our climate a high-efficiency A/C will deliver ample savings over the long term.
  • Work closely with an HVAC company that you can trust. Get recommendations from friends, neighbors and co-workers and then ask for references.
  • Discuss with your contractor what advanced features will best satisfy your demands for efficiency, comfort and convenience. Your contractor will be happy to explain the benefits and costs of a zoning system for your home, as well as provide options for smart, programmable thermostats.

The right HVAC company can provide a variety of skilled services not only for air conditioning, but for heating, ventilation and air quality as well. Contact us today to learn more about how Powers Heating & Air can help you choose the best A/C replacement for your Peachtree City area home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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