If you are getting a new central air conditioning system, you may have a lot of questions about the process of air conditioning installation, how to care for your new AC, or even choosing the right system. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions and the answers that will make your installation a more pleasant experience.
What is a SEER Rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is determined by dividing the BTUs by the watts used. The higher the rating, the more efficient the system will operate, equating to lower utility costs.
What system size should I have my air conditioning installation professional put in?
The best thing to do is trust the HVAC company to properly advise you based on the square footage of your home, the floorplan, and other factors. If the unit is too small, it won’t produce enough comfort without running nearly constantly, and if it is too large, it won’t be energy efficient.
What does HVAC stand for?
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
Is it okay to close vents in rooms I’m not using regularly?
It might seem like this is a great way to reduce energy costs, but when you close vents, you increase pressure in a system that was designed to operate with all the vents open. The system won’t operate as efficiently, and the extra pressure could result in added duct leakage.
What type of system should I get for my home?
There are several types of central air conditioners, including split systems, package systems, mini-split systems, and heat pumps. Your air conditioning installation professional will make a recommendation based on several factors, including the size of your home, the climate, and your energy efficiency goals.
How often will I need to have my new AC system serviced?
There are various factors involved in answering this question, such as the manufacturer recommendations and warranty requirements; how much you use the AC; how well you keep up with changing the filters; how exposed to dust, dander, pollen, and other contaminants your home is; and several more things to be considered. Your air conditioning installation professional will be able to better guide you on the optimal schedule for AC maintenance.
If you would like to know more about air conditioning installation, give us a call at Custom Air and Heat Inc. We always make certain you have a clear picture of the entire process, so you can feel at ease from start to finish. We will go over any terminology you need to know, how we’ll determine the right system for your needs, and the timetable to complete the installation. Contact us today to learn more.