How to Choose an Air Conditioner Unit

Planning an AC installation is not an easy task, as it will largely impact your life in several ways, including comfort, finances, and health. Thorough consideration is necessary so that you won’t waste your money on something that is not worth it. To make this process easier, here are some of the most important things to pay attention to when searching for an air conditioner unit:

1.   Cost

Air conditioner units come in a range of prices. Moreover, there are also operational, maintenance, repair, replacement, and even removal  costs to consider. . It is advisable to get an accurate  calculation, so you can prepare your finances . Set a budget, and use it as a start for determining what you are willing and able to spend.  

2.   System Type

Each system has its advantages and disadvantages. There is no perfect one. Each model can be suitable for different situations. You need to choose the one that benefits your family the most.

3.   Size

Size is nonnegotiable because an improperly-sized AC will be a waste of money. An oversized unit will result in an unnecessarily high electrical bill. Meanwhile, an undersized system will not provide enough comfort.. You will have to get your house measured, and buy the unit size that it requires.

4.   Brand

Brand reputation is important because it proves the quality of the appliance. But if your budget is limited, do not force yourself to buy the premium AC unit, because you will end up with low specification. There are plenty of reputable brands in the affordable, medium, and premium tiers.

5.   After-Sale Service

Buying an AC unit is not the end of the story. Later on, you might need to claim a warranty or buy  parts for replacement. For less hassles in the future, you might want to choose brands and models that are easy to get replacements and a warranty on. Even better if the company offers their technicians for maintenance and repairs.

6.   Efficiency Rating

Energy efficiency affects your monthly energy bills. Experts recommend buying air conditioner units with Energy Star labels to make sure your system doesn’t consume too much electricity while operating. You can also take a look at the unit’s SEER/EER ratings and choose the highest one you can afford.

7.   Extra Features

Each AC unit comes with extra features to appeal to consumers. Here is where you need to be attentive. When sorting out your options of air conditioner units, see what extra features they have. Try to understand what they are. Some features can be hugely beneficial while  others will not be useful at all for you. Don’t  fall easily for hefty discounts. And don’t buy a unit just because it is popular. The right unit for you might be different from what is perfect for other people. If you have doubts about air conditioner units, it is better to contact a professional for help in choosing one.



ECM Air Conditioning, with its headquarters located in Boynton Beach, FL, provides air conditioning services within Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County. If you’re looking to have a new HVAC system installed, we’re on-call and ready to assist you. So if you’re in need of an HVAC installation, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an inspection! Our HVAC installation experts will check your ductwork, measure, check wire sizes, and more before making recommendations to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort. Call us at 561-295-1763 or contact our HVAC installation team online by clicking here.


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