We all know how miserable the Florida heat and humidity can be, so it is tempting to go out and buy the biggest, and most expensive AC unit on the market, but is it needed? The short answer is no. Depending on the size of your house and your cooling needs, you don’t always need big and expensive. When choosing an AC unit, there are a few points to consider, such as cooling capacity, SEER, and maintenance requirements.
The very first thing to consider when looking for an AC unit is the size and its cooling capacity. An AC unit’s cooling capacity is measured either in BTUs (British Thermal Units) or tons, which are measured at a ratio of 1 ton per 12,000 BTUs. In order to know what capacity you need, it is always good to call an experienced technician, like the ones we have here at Air Assault Air Conditioning & Heating. Although there are many calculators online, an experienced technician can measure things such as the amount of shade that is in the home, how old the home is, and other things that wouldn’t show up on a basic online calculator. In short, calling us here at Air Assault Air Conditioning & Heating can give you a personalized evaluation of your home or business’ cooling needs.
In addition to helping you figure out the cooling capacity needed for your home or business, we can help you save money by making sure you have an AC unit that has a good SEER. SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating” and is the rating by which all AC units are judged. The standard is 13, so we can help you find an AC unit with a score of 13 or higher, saving you money in the long run.
Another good thing to consider when picking an AC unit is the maintenance costs and the state of the existing ductwork. At Air Assault Air Conditioning & Heating, we help customers within a 50-mile radius of Lakeland, Florida choose which AC units are right for them.