How to Choose an Air Conditioner this Summer

 In Cooling, Residential HVAC

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, getting it to the right temperature is essential. In Southern Ontario, it’s hard to get through one of our hot and humid summers without an air conditioner.

But before you go out and buy the first or cheapest one you can find, find out what you should be looking for when selecting your new unit.

1) Consider Size

Different air conditioners have different cooling capacities, and knowing the size of your space will help you to determine the capacity you need. Whether you’re looking for a single-room air conditioner unit or a full-home unit, knowing the square footage of your space will ensure that you buy an air conditioner that is able to cool your space evenly. Choosing a unit that’s too small won’t cool your space and a unit that’s too large will make your home cold and humid.

2) Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is important in your air conditioner not just because it’s better for the environment, but because it’s better for your wallet too. Energy efficient air conditioners use less power to produce the same result, and can make a huge difference to the cost of your electricity bill. Look for units with the Energy Star label on them to ensure that you’re choosing the most energy efficient option available.

3) Get the Right Controls

A good air conditioner is only as good as its controls. Certain features like multi-speed fans and adjustable thermostats can make a huge difference in the way your home feels this summer. Plus, lower settings mean quieter performance, which is great for bedrooms. Programmable thermostats can help you keep your home cool without much effort on your part, and you can set them to a schedule that works for you and your lifestyle.

4) Air Quality

While the main use of an air conditioner is to keep your space cool, they also help to clean the air in your home, contributing to good indoor air quality. The air in your home can be filled with allergens, mold and dust, but air conditioners help to filter that air and release cleaner air. Make sure any air conditioner you’re looking at has a good air filter, and find out whether it’s one you can take out and clean every few months or if it’s disposable.

5) Choose Your Model

At Therm-All Heating and Cooling, we service all kinds of air conditioner units, from window air conditioners to ductless systems, fully integrated home comfort systems and more. It’s important that you choose the right kind of model for your home. If you already have a duct system in place, it’s easy to get a fully integrated system. If you don’t, duct systems can be installed but there are lots of other options as well. If you’re not sure which type of air conditioner is right for you, we’d be happy to help!

From service to removal and installation, we’ve got your air conditioner needs covered. Our air conditioner units start at just $39.99 per month! Contact Therm-All Heating and Cooling in Cambridge today!

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  • Klime

    Energy efficiency is very important. Thanks for very useful post.

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