Learn How To Select The Right Central Air Conditioning Unit
The main aim of installing a central air conditioning unit is of course to keep things within a room or building cool and to also dehumidify the air. When it comes to choosing your central air conditioning unit you will need to opt for either a split system or one that is contained in a cabinet. It is also a good idea to check out a number of different options before selecting a particular central air conditioning unit.
You can choose from permanent ones and even small models that are very easy to install and not as difficult as installing a large unit that would require professional installation. Of course, being without a central air conditioning unit will leave you feeling miserable during the hot season and so, even installing a small sized unit is preferable to having none at all.
Today, as many as eighty percent of all US homes have a central air conditioning unit installed and the reason for so many units being installed is that these units help to maintain ideal temperatures through use of excellent dehumidifiers and filters. What's more, these systems will also prove to be very useful for people that suffer from allergies or who are asthmatic.
It is even possible to install a central air conditioning unit in an already constructed home. To install the best possible unit requires keeping a few things in mind like taking into account the size of your home. Fortunately, central air conditioning units are available in different sizes though at the same time you will also need to ensure that in order to get proper dehumidification that you do not choose too large a size. It will therefore pay to get a professional contractor to calculate the right size for your central air conditioning unit and this they can do by employing a method known as "Manual J."
It is also necessary to find out what the SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is, which should not be less than seven or eight, though thirteen is a good ratio. To save on electricity costs, you will need to look for a unit that comes with "Scroll ™ technology" compressor and to also look at the "Energy Star" which shows the expected consumption of electricity of a central air conditioning unit.
It is in fact also possible to cut central air conditioning costs by being smart about the way that you purchase and use such units. In fact, purchasing a central air conditioning unit that has high SEER rating will help you considerably in lowering how much you pay to stay cool in the hot season, and by also maintaining your central air conditioning unit well, you can lower costs dramatically.