Floridians know all too well that when things heat up, you must cool down with reliable air conditioning!
It’s important to understand that choosing a manufacturer is not a popularity contest, but instead should be carefully considered based on your unique cooling requirements, available space, warranty, and other factors.
When it’s time for an air conditioning system replacement, deciding which air conditioning manufacturer to choose can be a daunting task. As an expert provider since 1970 that carries all major brands, including Rheem, Carrier, Trane, Ruud, American Standard, and Ameristar, Total Appliance can make the process smooth and worry-free.
While most manufacturers provide good, solid, well-performing products, there are several factors unique to your space and needs that should be considered when making such an important decision.
First, you’ll need to choose an AC unit that is the proper size. Air conditioning systems are sized by the ton, and the general rule of thumb is to add one ton for every 600 square feet of your home. That means that if your home is 1800 square feet and you want to cool the entire space, you’ll likely need a 3-ton air conditioning unit.
Along with determining the proper size, is deciding which level of energy efficiency is appropriate for you. This is where things get a little more technical. Every air conditioner is given a SEER rating (Season Energy Efficiency Rating). For example, a unit with a SEER rating between 16 and 18 is considered very efficient these days. Choosing a more efficient unit can cost a bit more going in, but will save money in the long run, and will also have a positive impact on the environment. You may also receive a tax benefit for purchasing a system with a higher than average SEER rating.
Another determining factor is the physical space available for the air conditioning unit itself. Many homes have limited space and the air conditioning manufacturer’s physical dimensions and shape will likely affect the list of available options for your replacement.
Lastly, understanding the warranty that comes with your new AC system is also very important. Most new systems carry some type of warranty, but they’re definitely not all created equally. AC manufacturer’s warranty lengths and coverages can differ from brand to brand and seasonal specials also should be considered when creating your list of replacement options.
An AC system purchase is an important investment that takes many factors into consideration. Total has been servicing the community since 1970, and as a provider of all major brands, we can help you navigate which system is best suited for your property and pricing needs. We’ll consider all relevant factors when advising you on your AC system purchase.
Contact us for more information and learn which AC manufacturer is the right one for you and your property!