have an outdated central air system, One Hour technicians are here to help. There are a lot of details that should go into having a new air conditioner installed, so it’s always best to call experienced HVAC professionals before you make any decisions. And remember, we always back our installations with a 100% guarantee!
Here are some things to consider when thinking about buying a new air conditioner.
Size and Location
It’s important to buy an AC unit that’s appropriately sized for your living space. If it’s too large, it won’t be able to remove humidity, and if it’s too small it won’t be able to keep up with cooling demands on hot days. We will recommend the proper sized unit and location based on the size and layout of your home.
Installing or Updating Ductwork
Flexible ducts older than 15 years should probably be replaced because they are likely to have rips and tears that will allow air to leak out. The insulation in older ductwork may also contain asbestos. When installing new ductwork, we’ll make sure it’s located to allow maximum airflow, and sealed and insulated to minimize air leakage for increased energy efficiency.
If your home was built before the central air era, we will assess where to install ductwork and vents to maximize your comfort level.
According to Energy.gov, you can save 20% to 40% of cooling costs by replacing a unit that’s over 10 years old. Many new air conditioners are high-efficiency models, and you can select one based on the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). This means the relative amount of energy needed to provide a specific cooling output. By today’s standards, the minimum SEER for a new unit is 13. The higher the number, the lower you can expect your energy bills to be. We can recommend top brands and models that we trust.
Other Air Conditioner Features
Upgrading to a new air conditioner will also give you modern perks such as:
- Quieter operation.
- An automatic-delay fan switch so the fan turns off after the compressor does.
- A fan-only switch, so you can use the unit for nighttime ventilation only (this can reduce cooling costs).
- A filter check light.
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Aberdeen Are HVAC Installation Experts
We would love to talk to you about how to make your home more comfortable while lowering your energy bills with a new AC system, so feel free to give us a call when you’re ready!