There are many considerations when selecting the right air conditioner for your home. Heating and air are critical to our comfortability inside our homes. There are multiple types of A/C units to choose from, as well as different sizes based on the size of your home, our Arkansas climate, your floorplan, and number of occupants in your home.
In our industry, it is never a good idea to buy based on price, because you need to be prepared to have the job done right, on time, and with the right equipment and tools.
Selecting a properly sized A/C unit for your home is not as simple as looking at the floor space in the home. Other factors must be considered, such as the number and size of windows in your home and their placement, as well as your home's insulation, and outdoor shading. We follow the guidelines set forth in Manual J of the Air Conditioner Contractors of America (ACCA) to perform our calculations.
You need to make sure of three things when purchasing a new AC unit:
1 Buy a properly sized unit. Units that are too large for your space cycle on and off far too much, hitting you in the wallet on your electricity bill. An oversized unit won't dehumidify the air as well as a properly sized unit, and will be more noisy than necessary.
2 Buy an energy-efficient A/C unit. These can sometimes cost a little more on the front end, but your initial investment will be paid off many times over the life of the unit, as you will see on your electricity bill.
3 Have the unit properly installed by a professional. A/C units should generally be on the north or east side of your house, out of direct sunlight. The unit needs at least four feet of clearance on each side and the top of the unit. A/C units draw in a lot of air, so having plenty of space around them is much more crucial than shading. Your air conditioning service person also needs to make sure the coil and air filter are easily accessible for cleaning.
If you are ready for a new heat and air unit, we'd love to give you a quote. With 75 years of happy customers all around central Arkansas, you'll find out why DASH is the leading contractor in our area.
To get started, call us at (501) 224-3274 or contact us here.