There’s a reason Atlanta’s nickname is “Hotlanta” and it definitely has to do with the heat and humidity we all deal with every summer. For over 15 years, Premier Indoor Comfort Systems has been helping our customers achieve comfort in hot summer weather with air conditioning installations in the Atlanta area. If you are new to purchasing an air conditioning system, or are considering an upgrade to a new system, we’d like to offer some helpful tips from our experts.
Factors to Consider
There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing an air conditioning system for your property to ensure your system achieves the comfort levels and energy efficiency you need:
Correct Size – when determining what size system you need for your home, what you are really looking at is how much cooling your home needs throughout a day. As such, basing an air conditioner purchase solely on the square footage of your property may leave you purchasing an AC that is too big or too small. The factors to consider when calculating air conditioner size should include:
- Square footage
- Layout of your home
- Orientation of your home
- Level of insulation throughout the property
- Construction material
- Daytime heat gain
- Number of windows, type of windows and directions they face
As you can see, there is “no rule of thumb” with these factors. The experts at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems conduct these types of calculations all the time, so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us.
Check the Energy Efficiency – new air conditioners need to have a minimum SEER number of 13. A SEER number (seasonal energy efficient rating) tells a purchaser how energy efficient the air conditioner is. For instance, an air conditioner with a SEER of 20 can cool your home the same as one with a SEER of 16, but will cost less. However, the more energy efficient an air conditioner is, the more it may cost. To find out what SEER number will work best for you financially, work with an expert.
Types of Air Conditioners – There may be options for you when choosing an air conditioner type for your property. The types of air conditioners Premier Indoor Comfort Systems installs are:
- Ductless (including High Velocity Ductless)
Each type has its positives and negatives, so it’s important to understand how each works and what each can bring to your home environment.
Making the Right Choice
There are a lot of variables to consider when purchasing an air conditioner for your property.
This is why it’s important to consult an expert for your air conditioning installation in Atlanta. Call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems and schedule your free estimate today!