Offering AC Installation in Olathe
As we mentioned above, new ACs work more efficiently than older models. The industry uses SEER ratings to measure efficiency. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and this rating can prove very useful as you shop for a new unit. All new ACs being installed in Olathe must have SEER ratings of at least 14.
In comparison, an older unit might have a SEER rating of around 10 or lower. On the other hand, you can find new ACs with SEER ratings of over 20. A unit with a greater efficiency rating will help you cut down on your monthly utility costs; just keep in mind that the prices of ACs generally increase along with efficiency ratings. You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons and think about your short-term and long-term budgeting.
Take other factors into consideration when moving forward with a new air conditioner.
- Cooling capacity (measured in BTUs)
- How many cooling zones you prefer
- Type of system (split system or packaged unit)
- Any applicable warranties or tax credits
Cooling capacity will significantly influence your decision. Units with fewer BTUs could work better in smaller homes, and more BTUs would be more appropriate for greater square footage. The layout of your home, whether it has good insulation, and the height of your ceilings could all affect your decision as well. Newer, well-insulated homes might need slightly smaller ACs than their counterparts, for example.