Summertime in New Orleans, LA, is intensely hot and humid. You’ll need an efficient, high-performing air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. When it’s time for an air conditioning installation, there are a lot of options to consider. Use these tips for choosing the right air conditioner for your New Orleans home.
Work With an Experienced AC Installation Team
Working with an experienced air conditioning installation team ensures that you’ll get the right size and type of air conditioning system for your home. Capacity is important for your comfort and budget. An undersized air conditioner won’t deliver enough cooling power. An oversized unit will cause uneven cooling and high utility bills. Experienced AC installation technicians can also help you choose between a zoned, mini-split, ductless or central air conditioning system for your home.
Consider the SEER Rating
The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of air conditioners is a measure of how efficiently they transfer heat out of your home. In hot climates like that in New Orleans, look for an air conditioner with a SEER rating of 15 or higher. According to the Department of Energy, these high-efficiency air conditioners will lower your summertime cooling costs by 20% to 50%.
Select Convenient Features
Save time and money by choosing a new air conditioner that’s compatible with a smart thermostat. New air conditioners with variable-speed compressors enhance your comfort by minimizing big temperature swings and performing longer cooling cycles. They use about 40% less electricity than air conditioners with a single-stage compressor. Consider a new air conditioner with built-in indoor air quality features, such as Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) filters of 13 or higher. A built-in UV lamp in the air handler will also improve your home’s air quality.
For more tips on choosing the best air conditioner for your upcoming AC installation, take a look at Express Heating & Air Conditioning’s air conditioning installation services, or call our friendly professionals today.