Hot weather got you thinking of buying a new air conditioner? Is your current air conditioning system not cutting it anymore? If you have central air conditioning, it may be time for an upgrade, or to address some problems with your ventilation system.
Here’s how to tell:
Your current fan may be ineffective.
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it is likely working ineffectively and inefficiently, and should be replaced with a more energy-efficient model. Older air conditioners typically mean higher energy bills.
If your air conditioner needs frequent repairs it may not be properly suited for your home. You need a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) specialist to assess your current system.
If your cooling bills continue to rise, your system may be working inefficiently. Some of the cost of a new air conditioning system will be offset by lower energy bills.
If some of the rooms in your home are either too hot or too cold, it could be your air conditioning equipment malfunctioning or functioning inefficiently, or it could be a result of problems with your ducts or inadequate insulation.
If you have problems with humidity, your air conditioning equipment may be defective or otherwise performing inadequately or you may have leaky ductwork, which can be corrected by a qualified HVAC contractor.
If there is a lot of noise coming from your air conditioning unit, there may be a problem with its indoor coil, or your duct system may be too small. For any of these scenarios, contact a local HVAC specialist for an assessment and recommendations.
For any of these scenarios, contact a local HVAC specialist for an assessment and recommendations.
A bigger system is not always better
The most important factor when purchasing a central air conditioning ventilación industrial aguascalientes system is that it’s the appropriate size. Bigger is not necessarily better. If your system is too big, it won’t be as effective at dehumidifying, which will make your home feel hotter. Also, because oversized systems cycle on and off more frequently than they should, they tend to break down more often, cost more to maintain and wear out faster.
An air conditioning system that’s too small won’t be able to cool your house adequately. It will be overworked, use excessive electricity, run loudly and be prone to premature failure. It may even freeze over on the warmest days.
Get a professional to assess your system requirements
A professional installer is trained to consider various factors that determine the right size of air conditioning equipment to meet the specific needs of your home – beyond square footage. Factors such as the age of the house, its size, how many stories it has, how well it’s insulated, the number and quality of windows, and even local energy rates. They should use industry-standard “Manual J” and “Manual S” sizing calculations, however their years of experience can be used modify the results. They may take into account other factors such as the shade effect of trees or the positioning of the windows on the house, to further inform their recommendations. For this reason it is best to get more than one opinion.