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Upgrading your air conditioner is a significant home improvement project, as well as an incredible investment. Before you sign a contract and have a new A/C installed, you should make sure the new system is the right one for your home. The AC market calls for tremendous customization. With innumerable options and a seemingly endless list of add ons affecting purchase, it’s not advised to rush long-term decisions. To find out what’s best for your special home environment, it’s going to take a bit of knowledge building on your part if you want to make an informed choice.

Here are some things to know while upgrading your air conditioning unit.

Energy Efficiency
When upgrading your air conditioner, you might want to consider a metric unit called Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, commonly known as SEER. SEER measures your air conditioner’s cooling efficiency over the season, and the higher the number, the greater the efficiency of your unit. If you revisit and look back at the SEER for your current units, you might be shocked.

Advanced Technology
Cooling technology has drastically evolved in recent times. There are multiple new functions like variable speed, two-stage technology, communicating systems, interactive control, and smart thermostats. Air conditioners nowadays are built to be more cost-efficient and user-friendly. If you wish to avail yourself of any of these benefits, a replacement would be a perfect idea!

A correctly installed A/C system will keep your home cool and comfortable while simultaneously keeping energy costs down. An improperly installed A/C system will neither work efficiently nor make your home as cool and comfortable as it should be.

Comparing Indoor and Outdoor Components
A split-system air conditioner has two vital components located inside and outside your home. When upgrading the air conditioner, it may seem cost-effective to only replace the component that’s lacking efficient performance. All air conditioning systems are designed to work efficiently with a matched indoor/outdoor system combination. Breaking the matched pair can lead to lower overall performance and high energy costs.

Know What Goes Into You A/C Units
• Split Systems
• Heat Pumps
• Furnace type
• Humidifier & Dehumidifier

Take time to find the right cooling system for your home that will save you money in the long run. You will have lower energy costs, longer equipment life, and fewer repairs.