Air conditioners have a sometimes bewildering array of options that are designed to increase the unit’s efficiency and performance. Here are some of the more important features to look for when you’re thinking about an upgrade.
While you’re meeting with your contractor, ask him how he will size your unit. A unit that’s too small for your home won’t provide enough cooling and will work harder than it should. On the other hand, a unit that’s oversized will cycle on and off too frequently, providing insufficient dehumidification and poor home comfort. Make sure your contractor uses Manual J, the industry standard, when he sizes your new unit.
As a plus, your new unit will use a more environmentally friendly refrigerant that is replacing the R-22 refrigerant commonly used in older units. Along with improved efficiency, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your new air conditioner is easier on the Earth’s ozone layer, and you’ve made your carbon footprint smaller.
Rheem Pro Partner is the Denver area’s trusted source of home comfort and equipment sales and service. Contact us today for more information on the features to look for when you’re upgrading your air conditioner.
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