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Facts to Know When Buying a High-efficiency Air Conditioning System in Philadelphia

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As the temperature starts to rise in Philadelphia, so will the need for high-efficiency air conditioners to keep home environments cool and comforting while also keeping a control over the energy bills. However, with so many options available out there, it can be difficult to choose the right air conditioning system for your home. Read this blog for the facts you need to keep in mind, when buying a high-efficiency air conditioning system in Philadelphia.

1. Look for a High SEER Rating

One of the first things to know when you’re considering high-efficiency air conditioning systems of various makes and models is the SEER Rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). This is an industry standard measure for determining the cooling output of an air conditioning unit. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit. In Philadelphia, the minimum SEER rating required for new installations is 14, but you should aim for a SEER rating of at least 16 to ensure maximum efficiency.

2. Consider the Size of Your Home

Air conditioning systems come in a variety of sizes or capacities, so how do you determine the right variant? Well, choose the size of your hvac air conditioning system as per the size of your home. Remember, an undersized unit will struggle to keep your home cool while an oversized unit will end up being a waste in terms of energy consumption and your investment. A professional HVAC contractor can help you determine the correct size for your home.

3. Choose a Reputable HVAC Contractor

For your brand new air conditioning system to live up to its exemplary standards, it needs to be installed as per the exact manufacturer specifications. Look out for professional HVAC contractors with proven experience in the installation of air conditioning systems. Look for a contractor with a license and insurance, and check online reviews and ratings from previous customers.

4. Consider Ease and Costs of Maintenance 

Although high-efficiency air conditioning systems will subject you to lesser demands in terms of repairs or maintenance, you will still need to ensure air conditioning tune-ups from time to time to keep your cooling system at its best. Make sure to ask for the maintenance requirements of the models that you shortlist for your home. You don’t want to make a purchase and then find out that your system is heavier on maintenance costs than say, another model. Consider taking the opinion of a local heating and air conditioning service provider before you set out to make a buy.

 5. Look for Energy-efficient Features

In addition to the SEER rating, you need to look for energy-efficient features in a high-efficiency air conditioning system. These include a variable-speed compressor, which adjusts the cooling output based on the temperature, and a programmable thermostat, which allows you to set the temperature based on your schedule. Make your choice on the basis of the features that will help you experience a comforting, convenient and of course, cost-saving cooling experience.

6. Choose the Right Type of Cooling System

HVAC Air conditioning systems come in a variety of types, with each having its own pros and cons. From central to ductless, window to hybrid and portable, there’s a variety of air conditioning formats out there. Dig in deep into each type so you can decide on the format that would do the best justice to your home’s unique cooling needs.

7. Ask for Warranty and Service

A high efficiency air conditioning system is a significant investment, one that needs to come backed by a warranty – to protect you from the liability of fixing damages or defects. It would be an additional advantage if the dealer you’re buying the air conditioning unit from, also offers you post-sales maintenance service. 

8. Look for Rebates and Incentives

Finally, don’t forget to look for discounts when purchasing a high-efficiency air conditioner. With ample dealers of high efficiency HVAC air conditioning systems out there, it’s a competitive market that you can leverage to your advantage.

For expert guidance and installation of high-efficiency air conditioning systems, speak to Boyle Energy. 

Upgrading to a high-efficiency air conditioning system will not only improve your cooling experience this summer, it will also bring a significant reduction in your energy expenses. If you need professional expertise for choosing and installing a high-efficiency air conditioning system in your home, feel free to reach out to Boyle Energy. We’re a licensed and certified family-owned business that has been serving communities in and around Philadelphia with HVAC and other services like oil and propane, since 1937. Call 610 595 4717 or 215 709 9196 to speak to our HVAC experts you can rely on for unbiased guidance and unparalleled installation and maintenance services. 

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