It’s important to find an HVAC technician you can trust to install your new air conditioning system. And just as important is making sure that the system is the right one for your home. A good technician will take care to find a system that is exactly the right size for your cooling needs, but this isn’t the end of the selection process. You must work with your technician to find a system with all of the features you want in a new system. Take a look at some of our picks!
Perhaps the most important feature to look for in your new air conditioning system is the efficiency rating. Systems with a low efficiency rating—or SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)—may seem appealing due to the low cost of installation, but the total cost of ownership will likely make up for the difference. If you want your cooling costs to go down significantly, look for a system with a SEER close to 20. Note that the minimum SEER of systems sold in our area is 14.
There are a few other features that may also interest you in a new system.
- Modern System: You should make sure that you are buying a system that is not second hand and a product on the market that is current. This ensures that your system does not use R-22 (a refrigerant that is being phased out of the HVAC industry) and that it will perform as needed.
- Variable Speed Settings: Variable speed settings are a lot like cruise control, making automatic adjustments to the fan speed as needed so that the temperature is always right where you set it.
- Quietness: Most air conditioning companies will brag a little bit on the labeling if their system performs particularly quietly.
- Add-ons: You may also be interested in additional optional features available for purchase, such as zone control or an air cleaner.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. today for air conditioning services in the Hilton Head, SC area. We always do quality work at a fair price.