On the other hand, if you purchase a unit that is too small, it will have trouble cooling your home down. Determining the best size unit for your home takes into consideration the square footage, how many windows you have, the direction your house faces, and how much insulation you have in your home. Each of these impacts the cooling requirements and when taking everything into consideration, a contractor or technician can recommend the correct size unit to keep your home cool.
When you choose an air conditioning unit, familiarize yourself the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The current standards require that all air conditioning units have a SEER rating at a minimum of 13. A rating starting at 14 qualifies the unit as energy efficient. The higher the rating, the more energy you will save.
As you complete your spring maintenance checklist, remember to give your central heating and air unit a thorough inspection to determine if you need to have a new unit installed for a comfortable and energy-efficient summer season.