A/C Replacement Coming Soon? Do Your Homework Now

by Greg Leisgang on June 17, 2013

Posted in: Air Conditioners

a/c replacement, Cincinnati, OhioSummer in Cincinnati is arriving; is your A/C on its way out? Picking an A/C replacement can be a difficult decision. If your air conditioner isn't performing as effectively as it has in years past, now's the time to do your homework before you need to choose a replacement.

Tips for choosing a new air conditioner

  • If you have an old system, you may consider simply replacing your outdoor compressor with a more modern, high-efficiency compressor unit. Talk to an HVAC contractor to make sure that your new compressor matches your existing system. 
  • If your system's several years old but still has time, replacing it with a brand new system may still save you up to 40 percent of your current energy cost.
  • Look for a model with a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). The SEER number indicates how much power the A/C uses to produce a specific cooling output. A higher number means that less power's used to produce more cooling.
  • Make certain that your unit's appropriately sized. An A/C unit that's too small won't be able to cool your house to a comfortable temperature. If your A/C replacement ends up being too large, it won't be able to remove an appropriate amount of humidity.
  • Before you actually choose an A/C replacement, make sure your trusted technician performs a load calculation to ensure the new equipment is just right for your needs.

For more information on an A/C replacement, contact the pros at Tri-County Heating & Cooling. We've been a recognized name in heating and cooling in the Greater Cincinnati area for the past 40 years.

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