Everyone from California to New York has a saying, a platitude, a saying or a joke about the Arizona heat. We know it’s hot, no need to rub it in! Central air conditioning is a must in this climate. If you’re building a new home or renovating an older one, here’s a little of what you need to know about central air conditioner installation.
The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) number is a measurement of how much cooling power the AC unit or heat pump cranks out versus how much energy is eats up. The higher the number, the more efficient it is. 13 SEER is on the way out and 14 SEER is here. Installers can’t sell any 13 SEER system after June 30, 2016 but they are allowed to move their current inventory until then. (The unit must have been manufactured prior to January 1, 2015.)
Keep this in mind when shopping. Don’t be pressured into buying stock the installer needs to move quickly. Use this fact to negotiate a great deal for yourself.
This isn’t an item for online shopping. Many installers won’t touch a unit bought online since they can’t know its quality. They won’t want to put their name on the line for something they can’t control so check with your installer before making any purchase.
The thermostat is the interface between you and your heating and cooling system. Get one you can easily understand and consider a programmable model. Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature to automatically adjust for times when you want to be warmer or cooler or want to save on energy. They cost more upfront but when used properly will save you money every month on your energy bill.
This is just scratching the surface. There’s a great deal more to know. Talk to your local air conditioning maintenance company to learn more about central air conditioning installation. Contact us today by calling 480-900-2178 or visit out website.