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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a New AC Unit


If your current AC system isn’t operating anymore, you need a new one. If you are looking to ditch the window unit and install a whole-house system, you need a new AC too. Whether you are replacing an old unit or looking to start at Ground Zero the situation is the same: you are on the hunt for a new air conditioner.

Here’s the thing–this is a big decision and an expensive one. You want to make sure you choose the AC unit that will serve your comfort needs best without costing you too much on your energy bills. But where do you even start? And how do you know if you’ve found the right one?

Choosing a new air conditioner is a big decision but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Come to our team to help guide you through the selection and installation process to keep things easy and simple.

5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a New AC Unit

So, where do you start when choosing a new cooling system? We’d suggest starting with these questions:

1. How much space do you need to cool off?

This question is going to help to start figuring out how powerful of an AC you need. For example, if you have a 1200 square foot home, you may need an AC that can provide 2.5 tons of cooling power. This involves understanding the sizing of your AC and, while we can explain how this works, it is easier to leave it to a pro to assess your cooling needs and pair you with a properly sized system.

2. Do you have different areas of your house that need less cool air?

Let’s say that room at the back of the house barely sees any sunlight and really doesn’t heat up much during summer. Cooling it down would feel a bit of a waste, right? If this sounds familiar, then you may want to consider a system that allows you more control over adjusting the temperature in your home like a ductless system or a zone control system.

3. How much physical space do you have for an air conditioner?

You don’t want to spend money on an AC system that you don’t have room for! Make sure to take stock of how much space you can dedicate to your new AC system. If you have less space to spare it may be worthwhile to consider systems that use less square footage like a heat pump.

4. Are you looking for a heating system too?

We know you are focused on finding a cooling system for your home but it is worthwhile to consider your needs in the future. This is because if you are looking for a cooling system now and you know you are going to be on the hunt for a heating system later you can get two birds with one stone by investing in a heat pump or ductless system.

5. Do you have ductwork?

Don’t forget about your ductwork! If you already have ductwork then the sky is the metaphorical limit. If you do not have ductwork and don’t want to invest in it then a ductless system will be your best option.

Whenever you need help with your air conditioning in Seabrook Island, SC whether it is installations, repairs, or replacements, you can count on us.

Contact Holy City Heating & Air to schedule an appointment. We provide solutions for every season.

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