What to Look for in an Air Conditioner

pics_09As temperatures rise, so do air conditioning costs. Thinking about purchasing central air conditioning  for your home in preparation for summer? Make a good investment! Learn what to look for with these tips:

Decibel Generation

Nothing is more frustrating than being kept up all night by the persistent hum of your Air conditioner. Even though your AC unit might be kept outside, it can still make a lot of noise! When purchasing a new air conditioner, consider where it will be kept and how many decibels of sound it generates.

Efficiency and Sizing

Did you know that central air conditioning units are far more efficient than room air conditioners? To maximize your efficiency make sure you pick the proper sized AC unit for your home. If your air conditioner is too large, it will not be able to remove humidity quite as well. If it is too small, it will lack the power needed to keep your entire home cool. Other factors can also affect air conditioner efficiency including improper installation and lack of duct insulation. Be sure to consult with your contractor prior to purchase to avoid problems down the line.

Filter Light

Regularly changing your air conditioner filter is extremely important. A unit running on an old filter is substantially less efficient and can be a safety risk. Unfortunately, many people frequently forget to change their AC unit filters. Buy an air conditioner with an automated light that reminds you to change the filter after a preset number of hours and you will never need to worry.

Energy Star Compliance

Always choose an air conditioner that is Energy Star compliant. Not only are Energy Star air conditioners environmentally friendly, they are also more efficient and save money on your energy bill.

About Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning

Looking for more detailed information or a free energy consultation? Contact Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning online or by phone at 1-877-BRENNAN. Brennan is an award-winning Seattle heating and air conditioning service contractor. At Brennan we offer electrical services and provide a large line of name brand, Energy Star furnaces, air conditioners and other home improvement products for your home.

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About brennanheatingandairconditioning

Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning provides quality heating, cooling, and electrical services to the greater Seattle area.
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