You find yourself in the market for a new air conditioner unit. Now what? Our specialists have put together a guide that will help you find the right AC unit for your house.
A New Degree of Comfort
Let’s start with things you might consider when buying an A/C unit.
Next, you will look at the efficiency. This refers to the energy usage of a given unit. For MN customers, we generally either install high efficiency which has a certain (SEER – seasonal energy efficiency rating) or a standard efficiency. A high efficiency unit will use less electricity and thus you will be able to save both energy and money on your utility bill.
First, you can look to see if it has proper sizing for dehumidification. Dehumidification is, part of the process that a central air conditioner does when it is running in a home. It is pulling or removing moisture from the air while also bringing down the temperature to what a person has their thermostat set to.
Rebates, rebates, rebates! Warners’ Stellian offers honest pricing, and you can always look online to see what current offers we have, to help you save on high quality products. This goes along with warranty as well. What coverage best fits your needs? Ask our specialists about our Ironclad Product Protection plans for your heating and cooling systems.
Let’s talk about the different types of air conditioning units out there. Similarly, to our furnace buying guide, we touch on single stage, two stages, and modulating.
Single Stage means one mode. Meaning whatever temperature, you have your house set at, your unit will run at full blast until it reaches that temperature.
You have two cooling speeds for the two stage AC unit which means that there is a high and a medium capacity providing more precise temperatures and lower humidity while also reducing energy use
We commonly preach that you need to change your basic furnace filter every 30 days. However, we offer the Aprilaire air cleaner and filter system which has an exact fit filter system which keeps your equipment much cleaner and can last up to 1 year before changing. You will absolutely want to consider adding a Wi-Fi thermostat, they are inexpensive yet a huge upgrade in usability.
Lastly, it is worth considering an air source heat pump condenser when replacing your HVAC equipment. Technology has improved in these systems to accommodate the northern US climate. Heat from the outside air is absorbed into a fluid and transferred inside to heat the home, as well the same system provides cooling by transferring warm indoor air to the outside. These units are energy saving and in northern climates still require a back up heating source when temperatures fall below 20 degrees.
Our knowledgeable specialists come and do a comprehensive home visit to ensure maximum comfort throughout your home. If you are looking for both a furnace and air conditioning unit, considering reading our furnace buying guide, or contact out heating and cooling department with any questions.
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