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Installing a New Air Conditioner: There Is No “One-Size-Fits-All” Choice!

You’ve decided to install a new central air conditioning system. Maybe it’s a replacement for an ancient unit in the house that has long passed its “sell-by” date. Or perhaps it’s the first AC for your new home. Whatever the reason, you now are facing the choice of what air conditioner to buy and install.

It’s important to understand that there is no such thing as a “universal” air conditioning system where one size will work with all homes. Choosing and sizing a new AC is a difficult process, and to make sure that you end up with the right unit, you must have HVAC professionals working with you.

Air Conditioning Type

Before we even get to the idea of the size of a new AC installation, we have to address the different types of air conditioners on the market. There is a larger variety of systems than ever before, and not all of them will work efficiently or effectively with your home. Along with traditional central air conditioners (split systems), there are also ductless mini-split systems and special high-velocity mini-duct systems to consider. Each type has pros and cons, and you should talk carefully with your installer about which type will provide your home with more in the “pro” column.

Air Conditioning Size

It’s easy to understand why an air conditioner that is too small for a home will present serious problems. But you cannot go to the opposite extreme. An oversized AC will short-cycle, turning on and off rapidly so that it drains excess power and drives itself into a premature retirement. There is an ideal air conditioning size located between these two extremes, and it takes the technical knowledge of a trained HVAC professional to find it.

Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC has been in business since 1999 providing service for Roswell, GA, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to arrange for a professional air conditioning installation.