If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all your options. Fortunately, you can call the Corona CA air conditioning replacement specialists at ALLSTAR Air Conditioning & Heating to get honest, unbiased advice about your best options for air conditioner replacement. Here’s a basic overview of the factors you should consider.
Window ACs vs Central Air
When replacing your current air conditioner, you shouldn’t feel limited to getting the same type of unit. You might want to switch from window units to central air or vice versa, depending on your budget, the size of your home, and your cooling needs. For example, if your central air goes out, but you don’t have the cash available to replace it immediately, you could get more affordable window units to keep you cool instead. Generally speaking, window units are better for small spaces. The bigger your home is, the more likely you are to get better cooling and energy efficiency from a central ac unit instead. ALLSTAR Air can help with both kinds of units.
Air Conditioner Size
An air conditioner’s size, or cooling capacity, is measured in BTUs. A good rule of thumb is to get 1 ton (12,000 BTUs per hour) of cooling capacity for every 400 square feet of living space. However, if your home is really well insulated, you may need a smaller unit. The best way to determine what size AC unit you need is to consult the Corona CA air conditioning replacement specialists at ALLSTAR Air. That way you can avoid getting a unit that is too small to cool adequately or too large to cool efficiently.
Energy Star Rating
In California, most people run their air conditioners really frequently. This level of operation means that investing in an energy efficient model can really pay off in terms of savings on your electric bills over time. Plus, it’s good for the environment. Energy efficient models carry an Energy Star rating, which your air conditioner replacement specialist can explain in more detail.
In order for your new air conditioner to perform its best, it needs to be installed properly. This is where working with the Corona CA air conditioning replacement specialists at ALLSTAR Air can really pay off. Our technicians are NATE-certified, meaning they’ve passed certification tests covering various aspects of the HVAC industry, including ac installation. We’ll make sure that your unit is installed correctly the first time to provide the quiet operation and efficient, effective cooling it was designed for.