Air conditioners are practically a requirement in today’s humid weather. If you are considering purchasing an AC system, you have to choose wisely to avoid inflating your electric bill to unmanageable levels. These considerations suggested by ASHRAE will help you find the right unit, which can then be installed by a reputable Rancho Cucamonga air conditioning contractor. Keep your cool and take note of the following:
When you buy a new air conditioning or heating unit to replace your old one — or if a completely new system is being installed in your new home — the installer needs to know how big or, more importantly, how small the unit should be. In order to know exactly how big (or small) it should be, the contractor needs to calculate how much cooling and heating capacity it must have to keep the occupants comfortable. This is called the load of the home.
The standard first step in installing an air conditioner is to take measurements of the room to be cooled. Knowing the dimensions of the room can help calculate the load, which is the capacity of the AC unit needed to keep the occupants cool. Measure the area of your home accurately so that the appropriate load can be calculated; HVAC companies can help you with this once you are done measuring.
Getting these important measurements will help you and your contractor determine the air conditioner that you need. The size of an air conditioner is crucial because if you get a mismatched unit, your AC system will only bring more problems for you instead of comfort: Get a larger one and you will end up spending a lot on electricity, while installing an excessively smaller unit will not be enough to cool the whole room.
Make sure the AC system you get is energy-efficient. Newer models incorporate more advanced technologies that save power and use far less chlorofluorocarbons, which is a big help in maintaining the long-term sustainability of the environment.
If you feel that all of these steps are exhausting or will take too much time, established HVAC service firms can help you with load calculation, size fitting, and installation of environment-friendly units. Having the right air conditioning in Rancho Cucamonga may seem too stressful to deal with alone; letting professionals such as Day Aire Air Conditioning assist you can make cooling your home effortless.
(Source: Choosing The Right System For Your Home, ASHRAE)