Summer is back and it’s hot! This time of year is warm and beautiful in Oregon, but if you don’t have a great cooling system in place, warm summer days can be uncomfortable. Cooling off at home after a long day in the sun is a wonderful feeling. Don’t have a reliable air conditioner in place yet? Now is the time to get one. Here are a few helpful tips that will help you choose an air conditioner that’s right for you.
Tip #1: Sound levels are essential.
The sound level of your new system is vital to enjoying your new air conditioning unit. You won’t be able to unwind if you have a noisy, obnoxious air conditioning unit that interferes with other parts of your life. Sound level is also very important for those that live in row homes or condos that are very close together, or for those that have strict HOA requirements. In addition, if you share a wall with neighbors, having a quiet cooling system is important to keeping the peace between neighbors! Keep in mind, that a mid-level priced unit will be more efficient and can help lower operating costs. In addition, these systems make a lot less noise than a unit at entry level prices.
Tip #2: Make sure your system is energy efficient.
Air conditioning systems use substantial amounts of energy, so look for cooling systems that have great energy efficiency ratings. Be sure that they have high EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) numbers, as these will likely be the ones that are the most efficient. This means that you’ll save more on your cooling bill every month and you’ll also be doing something good for the environment.
Tip #3: Size matters.
Knowing what size of air conditioner you need is key, as choosing the correct size is necessary for your comfort. For example, if you live in a large home, it may be a bit more challenging to cool with one small system, but over sizing could cause the lower level to be too cold. A properly sized unit with zoning options can remedy this.
Are the details overwhelming you or you’re just not sure where to start? Give us a call and ask us what is available. We’re happy to come to your home or office and answer your questions. We can measure where and how your unit would be installed. Our team is well-versed in a variety of cooling systems and can help you find which unit fits your home, office, and budget. Once you have a nice cooling system in place, you can enjoy summer more comfortably!