Spring is here and summer isn’t far behind. For Boston, MA residents, that means stifling heat and humidity, which requires a reliable air conditioning system to successfully fight. If you have an older or outdated system, now is the perfect time to have it replaced, before the mercury creeps up too high. Before you pull the trigger, however, you need to make sure you’ve picked the right air conditioner for your needs. Here are 3 things to look for when replacing your air conditioning system.
1) Proper Sizing
Sizing in this case refers to the power output of the air conditioner. It needs to be sized properly for your home: too powerful and it will cycle on and off rapidly, increasing strain and using unnecessary amounts of energy. Not powerful enough and it won’t do the job effectively. A good technician can make the proper measurements and select a system that is perfectly sized for your needs.
2) Energy Efficiency
Air conditioners measure their efficiency with a SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the rating, the less energy the system wastes, and the lower your monthly bills will be. Look for a system with the highest SEER rating you can afford to maximize your system’s potentials.
3) Filters and Other Features
Air conditioners are fairly straightforward, but there are a few bells and whistles you might want to consider. For instance, some models come equipped with UV lights and similar filters to improve the quality of your air, while others have multi-speed fans to let you better control the air flow. Any of all of these may help improve the quality of life in your home.
If you want to replace an outdated AC system with a new one, the professionals at FB Electrical Services, Inc. are standing by to help. Give us a call today!