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What To Know Before Buying A New AC Unit

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Though it might not be in your summer plans, an AC breakdown can happen, and if it does, you want to be prepared. If your AC woes are beyond a simple tune up and if it’s time to purchase yourself a new system, there are a few things you’ll want to know before making the big purchase:

Your Location Matters

A humid and hot area will require a different AC size than one that is cool and dry. Beyond your geographical location — your yard set up matters. If you have a shaded yard covered in trees, your AC options will be different than a yard with direct sunlight.

It’s Not One Size Fits All

Yes, an AC unit can be too big or too small, so you want to find the one that’s just right! If you choose a unit that is too small for your house, you might save on electricity, but your home won’t be adequately cooled; An oversized unit will cool your home off quickly but shut off sooner than it should, leaving you with a humid home. So finding the perfect size AC will leave your home at its ideal temperature.

You’ll Need to Count Your Windows

A natural heat source, windows bring in light and can affect your AC unit’s efficiency. The more windows, the more heat your cooling system will have to beat. So you’ll need to know the number of windows, the size, and the type. All this will help you find the best cooling system for your home.

Don’t Forget The Details

Beyond the above, several other factors can help you find the perfect AC for your home. A salesperson might ask about any specific hot spots in the home, and how many residents live there. Existing ductwork and insulation is also another factor to keep in mind when purchasing your new AC system. So to make the right AC choice, you have to be prepared.

Residents of southern Connecticut can count on the experts at Tri-City Heating and Cooling for all of their air conditioner needs. Schedule your service online or call (203) 303-5700.