If A/C Replacement Is on the Horizon, Do Your Homework Now

If A/C Replacement Is on the Horizon, Do Your Homework NowAre you thinking about replacing your air conditioner?  There are a few things to keep in mind before you do anything. Here are a few factors to consider before you make the decision on an A/C replacement.

It’s important to know what type of air conditioner you want. Do you want to have a single central air conditioner for your entire home or building, or would you prefer to have separate air conditioners for each room? There are also different types of central air conditioners and room air conditioners.

For central air conditioners, you have two options: split-system or packaged. The two types have different systems. Split-system air conditioners are best suited for homes with a furnace but no other air conditioners. If this is the case, they’re the most economical and energy-efficient option. Packaged air conditioners are best for small commercial buildings. This option also doesn’t require a separate indoor furnace.

If you’re more interested in room air conditioners, it’s important to acknowledge the key differences between them and central air conditioners. Central air conditioners are generally more efficient in terms of energy, convenience and money. But if you feel like you would only need an air conditioner in one room, this may be the better choice.

When it comes to A/C replacement, you’ll have to decide between replacing some or all of your current system. You may get along with just replacing the compressor unit, but if your system’s several years old, it’s best to replace the entire system. If you think your system’s just fine, remember that modern units are nearly twice as energy-efficient as models from just a few years ago.

For more information on A/C replacement, contact the pros at Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning. We’re proud to serve homeowners in and around the San Diego area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about A/C replacement and other HVAC topics, visit our website.

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