Upgrading to an energy-efficient central air conditioner can save you energy and money. Proper sizing is a key element in determining air conditioner installation. A smaller unit won’t be able to maintain a comfortable temperature on hot days. Locating a unit in the wrong place, lack of insulation and improper duct installation can also affect efficiency. Poorly designed ductwork can cause improper cooling and noise.
You should look for an air conditioner with a high efficiency. Central Air conditioners are rated by their seasonal energy efficiency also known as SEER which indicates the amount of energy needed to provide cooling output. The lifespan of a central air conditioner is about 15-20 years if well maintained.
Keep the following tips in mind when searching for a central air conditioner:
- Locate the thermostat away from any windows or registers
- Make sure all ducts are sealed & in good working condition
- Adequate supply registers throughout your home so the cool air can be distributed evenly
- Locate the unit where no objects can block its airflow
A professional with Treat’s Heating & Cooling can calculate the size of equipment you need for the space you are looking to accommodate. Call 360.825.0800 for a free estimate.