As the heat and humidity return to the Mt. Pleasant, Texas area, you will start relying on your air conditioner heavily again. Generally, we recommend that you schedule a maintenance visit before you start using your air conditioner again. It is also likely that your current unit might not be quite up to the task. If that is the case, it time to consider a new air conditioner. Continuing to rely on your current system means inefficient performance, the need for frequent repairs, and higher energy bills. Your HVAC technician can help you to determine if it is time to replace your air conditioner.
There are several factors that you will need to consider when upgrading your air conditioner:
- Size and suitability for your home
- The cost of purchase and installation
- Energy Efficiency
You will also need to consider lifetime costs which include AC maintenance, component replacement, and energy consumption. Look for models with an Energy Star label. These units are more energy efficient.
New systems also have the advantage of new technology. Modern units provide better cooling and humidity control. Improved design and performance also mean reduced need for repairs. You will be able to choose from different models with a variety of features such as a variable-speed motor. Such systems allow you to modify cooling output according to your needs. When temperatures are moderate, you can use the variable-speed motor at low speeds. When you need more performance, simply adjust the speed at which the motor runs. This enables more efficient use of the system so that you save energy. It also protects the motor, reducing wear and risk of breakdown.
The newer models generally have higher ratings across the board. Today’s, air conditioners are also quieter. These newer systems may cost more, but are definitely worth it in the long run.
Air Conditioner Care
Even though these are high-performance systems, it is still important to schedule regular maintenance so that they continue to serve you well for many years. Your HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect all parts of your system and clean it and perform any tune-ups necessary.
You want an air conditioner that is going to keep you comfortable easily and efficiently. For help selecting the best system for your home, call 903-285-6550 to speak with the pros at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing today.
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