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Choosing the Right AC for Your Next Installation

Home cooling systems last for 10–15 years, which is why selecting your next one is a big deal. It’s a long-term commitment, so taking the time to select the right cooling system is well worth it. Right now, let’s run through a few different features you need to look out for, and schedule your AC installation in Fenton, MI.

Look at Different Types of Units

First and foremost, you need to know that there’s more than just central air conditioning to choose from. You can select a heat pump, or ductless mini splits to cool your home instead.

Depending on your goals and expectations for how you want to cool your home, your air conditioner type may change. For better zone control and fine-tuning, you may consider ductless mini splits. For better energy efficiency, a heat pump is just the ticket. Weigh your priorities against each type.

Cooling Capacity

Did you know that you can get an air conditioner that’s too big for your home? If you do, it may cool the area faster, but at a great cost. Bigger units use more energy, and they’re also more expensive to install upfront.

Unless you’re planning a home expansion in the next 1–2 years, you should opt for an air conditioner that matches your current living space size. That way you won’t have to worry about spending too much money on your energy bills, or having a unit that’s too small and doesn’t serve your living space properly.

Energy Efficiency

Central AC is a fairly energy efficient way to cool your home, but heat pumps use even less energy. Not to mention, your heat pump also works to heat your home, eliminating the need for two separate units.

That alone is fairly energy efficient, but you can also augment your central AC with a zone control system to reduce energy use and not cool rooms that you have no plan on using that day. There’s a lot of variation, but you need to keep energy efficiency in mind the whole time.

A Pre-Installation Appointment Helps

In order to plan out your installation, a pre-installation appointment is set. A technician comes to your home, inspects your current unit, electrical hookups, and more. This helps them see potential roadblocks on installation day, but it also allows them to make recommendations based on your living space.

Use this time to pick your technician’s brain about what would make the most sense. If they’re First Choice technicians, they’ll provide an honest, transparent answer about equipment and pricing so you’re always in the know and have full control over your next air conditioner.

Choose Your Next AC Wisely

Your home needs to be equipped with a powerful air conditioner, but now that you know the different ways to gauge the perfect system, it’s a matter of weighing pros and cons and balancing the budget. The question is, what will you choose? Either way, we’re here and ready to install it for you.

Contact us today to schedule your air conditioner installation as soon as possible. Remember, if your home had a voice … it would call First Choice!

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