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What to Consider When Purchasing a New Air Conditioning System

Air conditioning systems provide cool, comfortable air to your home and can raise the value of your property if they are well maintained. In Lake Jackson, TX, air conditioning systems keep the humidity of the Gulf Coast at bay while helping residents avoid the high heat indexes of summer. You may be in the market for a new air conditioning system, either as a fresh addition to your home, or to replace an older system whose time has come. Before you make such an important purchase, however, you should keep a few key questions in mind:

  • How much space will the air conditioning system need to cool? Size is very important when it comes to air conditioning units. A system that is too small will struggle to keep your home cool, while one that is too large will start and stop often, preventing it from removing humidity from the home. Measure out your space and select an air conditioning system whose BTU/hour number (British Thermal Units) corresponds to the size.
  • What kinds of features do you need? Options like a programmable thermostat and two-speed functions can be extremely convenient, and might save you money on your monthly bills. On a more fundamental level, you may need to decide whether to go with a traditional central air conditioning system that uses ducts or a ductless system that cools individual zones directly.
  • How efficient will the new unit be? Air conditioning systems use a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) to measure their effectiveness. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the AC is (and the more money it can save you in monthly bills). Any new system you get should have a better SEER than the system it is replacing.

When buying a new air conditioning system, it helps to consult trained professionals. The experts at Switzerland Air Conditioning can speak to you about a new air conditioning system in Lake Jackson, TX that meets your needs. We can complete an inspection of your home, examine your existing unit and help you select a new air conditioning that’s just right for you. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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