Choosing to install a central air conditioning system will help you cut down on your monthly bills. Besides allowing you to provide adequate cooling to all rooms in your home, you can also make use of the existing heating duct for the air conditioning. Other benefits include better air quality and less noise.
When planning to install a central AC system, consult a home cooling expert. He may suggest the most suitable unit for your home. If a unit is too small, it will not be able to completely cool a house during a hot day and it will cost more to operate because of its extended operation time. A larger unit also creates problems; the unit will cool down the home too quickly while not reducing the moisture in the air.
Another thing that should go into selecting your unit is its seasonal energy-efficiency (SEER) rating. This determines how much heat it can remove from the air for every watt of electricity it uses. High SEER ratings mean more cold air produced for less energy. You shouldn’t settle for anything less than a rating of 13.
Installing an AC can mean the addition of ductwork so as to spread the cooling effect of your unit all throughout the house. Hire a professional to do the job to ensure your home is in safe hands. Depending on the type of unit you go for, it may have to be installed in your attic or out in your yard.