Tips on Buying Cost-Effective Air Conditioners

As the summer continues and more and more people are forced to stay home during COVID-19 restrictions, your air conditioner will play a big role in keeping you comfortable. With more AC usage, the higher your electric bill. If you fear of exorbitant electric bills during this summer season, it may be time to consider buying an AC that saves on energy. 

If you’re AC is older, or even if it’s newer but was improperly installed, you can save a great deal of money by purchasing and installing a new AC. 

In today’s post, we’re going to discuss a few tips of buying a quality AC that’s conservative on energy. 

  1. Hire a professional contractor. The HVAC contractor will not only install your AC, but they can also help with the selection process. For example, the team at AAA Calvert knows the best AC units for your purposes, can help you with the buying process, answer questions you may have and will install the unit so that it’ll function perfectly. 
  2. Follow the SEER Rating. An air conditioning unit’s efficiency is measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).  Note that a rating of 14 to 22 is considered to be an energy-efficient classification, so we recommend finding a unit in that range. 
  3. Run a load calculation. A load calculation determines the size of A/C your home will need. Your HVAC technician calculates this  (in BTUs). A typical calculation takes into account the

 size of the house, climate zone, roof material, directional orientation, number of appliances and other important info. 

When you need a cost-effective air conditioner, AAA Calvert provides the guidance and service you need to make the right decision. Contact us today to learn more about our AC installation services.