The temperatures keep increasing. You may find it creeping up into the 80s and 90s earlier each year. And if your old air conditioner is no longer working well for your home, you might have started looking at brands, makes, models, and styles trying to determine the best air conditioner for your home.
Where do you begin?
The best place is with an education. You don’t need to understand everything there is to know about air conditioning, but by learning a bit about what your home needs to stay cool, you can ensure you’ll be comfortable no matter how high the temperatures go.
Start by assessing your needs
Your air conditioning needs depend on a number of things, including:
Where you live – tucked away in the trees is different than living with blazing sun all day long
They type of home – mobile home, ranch, multilevel
The size of home – how many stories, square feet
What are your needs – some people like it cold, some like it warmer
Sharing these answers with your HVAC consultant can help them narrow the field and help you make a better choice for your home. You have several different directions you can go.
In some cases, window AC units are still a great choice. Do you have a room that needs more cooling than others? Do you need short term cooling solutions? Just keep in mind that window AC units are the least energy efficient on the market. And if you try and push what the window AC unit is truly capable of, you’ll quickly face fluctuations throughout your space in temperatures and heat.
Central Air Conditioning
Still your best choice for keeping your entire house temperature controlled. When you decide to upgrade and select one of today’s modern designs, you’ll know you are installing an energy efficient air conditioner that can give you years of service.
Split AC System
There is another option that works well in large, sprawling homes, where you sometimes have trouble keeping the same temperature in every room in your home. A split air conditioning system brings cooling to any space without the need of adding new ductwork. Because they are some of the most efficient units on the market, they can help keep temperatures regulated without having to use your central air to control your entire living space. If you’ve ever had trouble keeping your upstairs bedrooms comfortable without making the basement living space unbearable, this may be the perfect solution for you.
Think you can’t live without the perfect level of air conditioning throughout your home? Think again. There is a way to find the best air conditioner for your home, it starts by asking the first question.