The dreaded Arizona summer is almost upon us. This year, with temperatures predicted to range between 104 °F and 113°F, it will be one hell of a summer. Literally.
Now might be the right time to invest in that air conditioner you’ve been putting off buying since ages.
We know that picking the right air conditioning unit can be tedious and time-consuming. There are many factors you need to consider: price, cooling range, the environment! With global warming on the rise, it’s no longer possible to buy something that could potentially damage the environment without feeling a tinge of guilt.
So, what are your options?
Types of ACs
The Grand Central
- The centralized cooling unit that cools your whole house
- Perfect for newly constructed property/ fully remodeled home
- Largely invisible
- But very costly!
The Lean, Green, Cooling Machine
- A ductless AC System
- Energy efficient/ environmentally friendly
- Also comes with a heating option
- Usually cools one or two rooms
The Good Ole Window Unit
- Usually cools a small space
- A portable unit
- You can just shift it everywhere instead of buying multiple ACs
- But not the most efficient cooling system
Now that you know the types, let’s move on to the factors you need to consider before you set out to buy an air conditioner.
What to Consider Before Buying
Measurements: Square Footage
Carefully measure out the area you want to install the air conditioner in. After you have done that, start looking at different ratings, such as the British Thermal Units (BTUs) and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).
Choose the Right Cooling Capacity
Check out the cooling capacity of the different types of air conditioning units you come across. The amount of BTUs a unit has tells you the size of the area it can cool.
As per the regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Energy, a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating is now given on every air conditioner in the market. The ratings fall in the range of 13 to 25. What you need to know is that if it’s a higher rating, it means it’s a more efficient air conditioner.
There you have it, a simple guide to help you choose your brand new air conditioner. Now, if you’re looking for the best deals in Arizona, you can’t do better than Chandler AC! We offer the most complete selection of AC units on the market. What’s more, we’ll come to you, determine your requirements and help you make the right choice.