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How to Choose the Right AC System

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When the summer heat starts to rise, having a reliable air conditioning system is a must. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which one is right for your home?

Choosing the right AC system is a big decision – one that can impact your comfort, your energy bills, and even your home’s value. So, it’s important to do your homework and consider all the factors before making a purchase. Let’s take a look at what you need to know to choose the right AC system for your home.

AC size

First and foremost, you need to make sure you choose an AC system that’s properly sized for your home. A system that’s too small won’t be able to keep up with the cooling demand on hot days, leaving you sweating and uncomfortable. On the other hand, a system that’s too large will cycle on and off too frequently, leading to energy waste and potential damage to the unit.

To determine the right size for your home, you’ll need to have a professional perform a load calculation. This takes into account factors like the square footage of your home, the number of windows, the amount of insulation, and more to determine how much cooling power you need.

Efficiency is key

Once you know what size system you need, the next thing to consider is efficiency. Air conditioners are rated by their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which measures how much cooling they provide per unit of energy consumed. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system.

While higher-efficiency systems may cost more upfront, they can save you money in the long run by reducing your energy bills. They’re also better for the environment, as they use less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Features and tech

Today’s air conditioners come with a wide range of features and technologies that can enhance your comfort, convenience, and energy savings. Some things to look for include:

  • Variable-speed compressors that adjust their output based on cooling demand, saving energy and reducing noise
  • Smart thermostats that learn your preferences and automatically adjust the temperature to optimize comfort and efficiency
  • Air purification systems that remove allergens, pollutants, and other irritants from the air
  • Remote control and monitoring with smartphone apps, allowing you to adjust settings and receive alerts even when you’re away from home

Considering these features can help you choose a system that not only keeps you cool, but also makes your life easier and healthier.

Brand and reputation matter

Finally, when it comes to choosing an AC system, the brand and reputation of the manufacturer matter. You want to choose a brand with a proven track record of quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

One brand that consistently stands out is Carrier. Named “The Best HVAC Company of 2023” by U.S. News & World Report’s 360 Reviews team, Carrier is known for its technologically advanced, innovative, reliable, and high-quality products.[1]

Carrier’s “Greenspeed” technology, for example, ensures the highest SEER ratings, delivering comfort while also saving energy. The company is also at the forefront of home geothermal heating, ductless systems, and smart thermostat technology with its Ecobee unit.

In addition, Carrier’s Infinity® Series Air Purifier and Comfort™ Series EZ Flex™ Cabinet Air Filter are proven to cleanse the air of harmful microbes, ensuring a healthier home environment. And with a 10-year warranty and a reputation for quiet performance, Carrier systems offer peace of mind and satisfaction.

We can help

So, when it comes time to choose an AC system for your home, consider the factors we’ve discussed – size, efficiency, features, and brand reputation. And if you want the best of the best, look no further than Carrier systems from HVAC & Plumbing Unlimited.

Even better – in partnership with Carrier, we are offering up to $1,700 in Carrier Cool Cash rebates on select products! If you needed yet another reason to choose Carrier, this is the best yet!

With our commitment to quality, service, and customer satisfaction, you can trust us to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. Contact us online or give us a call today (703) 337-4892!

[1] Carrier

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