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Tips for Selecting an AC Replacement

When it’s time to replace your existing air conditioner with a newer model, you have a wide variety of options. You can keep reading to learn more about central air conditioners, central heat pumps, and even ductless mini splits so you can decide which one is right for your home and family.

Then, when you’re ready you can give our team a call to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Campbell County, WY. We are here to help you every step of the way, including helping you select the model that will best fit your unique needs.

Select a Model

First, you have to choose the type of air conditioner you want. There is the more standard option, a central air conditioner that attaches to a network of ducts. A heat pump is very similar, although it also offers heating within the same unit. This is beneficial because it eliminates the need to have a separate heater in your home. 

When it comes to heat pumps, you also have the option for a ductless unit. A ductless mini split offers both heating and cooling without any attached ductwork. Instead, you have many air handlers dispersed throughout your home to provide heating and cooling directly to individual rooms or zones.

Consider Efficiency

It’s also important to take energy efficiency ratings into consideration. When it comes to cooling specifically, you want to pay attention to the SEER2 ratings. There is a minimum efficiency rating accepted for residential installations. But selecting a model with a higher rating than the minimum will save you on your monthly energy costs while also reducing strain on your system. 

More efficient units cost more money upfront for installation, but you’re also saving more from month to month. The cost versus savings can easily even out. You also have to consider that a more efficient AC unit will make your home more comfortable because it will cool your home quickly and effectively.

Care Tips for Maximizing Lifespan

When you invest in a new air conditioner, you want to take excellent care of it from day one. This means changing out the air filter on time, rinsing out the condensate drain line every month, and paying close attention to how your unit operates. You want to be able to identify problems sooner rather than later.

Even if your air conditioner is running great, it’s also important to prioritize professional maintenance. You should schedule these appointments every single year, even when you do not think your air conditioner is having any problems. Our team can often identify minor issues and fix them before they begin to impact how your air conditioner is operating. 

These care steps also extend the lifespan of your air conditioner so that it can last your home and family longer. This means you’re getting more out of that upfront installation investment by getting more years of life out of the unit.

Schedule an appointment with the team at Climate Solutions, Inc. The trusted source for all your heating and cooling needs.

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