Features to Look for In a New Air Conditioner

Apr 15, 2022 | Uncategorized

New air conditioner units these days come with their own set of features that make your home’s cooling system more intuitive, better for your budget, and healthier for your home. Here are the features that we recommend keeping an eye out for when you’re searching for your next AC unit.

Smart Technology

There is a lot of smart connectivity that can be incorporated into our homes, and it is no different when it comes to our cooling systems. This feature can be used to fine tune your air settings to adjust to your schedule. For example, controlling temperatures when you’re not home, going into sleep mode during the day when the house isn’t being used, and cooling the space right before you get home so you’re comfortable the second you step foot through the door without leaving the AC running all day.

Energy Efficiency

The SEER rating, also known as seasonal energy efficiency ratio, will let you know how efficient your new system is. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient your unit will be. AC manufacturers are always working on improving the energy efficiency of their units which means there is likely a big difference between your current, older unit and the new one your will purchase. Check the rating on your current AC to do a quick comparison of the two. You can expect to save on your cooling costs as a result of a higher SEER rating so keep this at the top of your priorities.

Indoor Air Quality

There are a variety of add-ons you can choose to purchase along with your new AC unit that will help improve the quality of the air in your home. We spend a great deal of time in our houses even if we’re just using them to settle down in the evenings and sleep. This is why it’s important to keep air quality in mind not just for those with allergies or breathing troubles but for anyone that wants cleaner air circulating their homes. These add-ons can tackle dust, seasonal allergens, dander, humidity, or stale air.

Variable-Speed Compressor

Many air conditioners are either on or off with no in-between. A variable-speed compressor is becoming more common in newer units. These allow the air conditioner to operate at a wide range of speeds depending on what is needed to cool a room to the temperature that is set. This keeps the home more comfortable and is less work on the unit. Rather than switching between full speed and a complete stop, being able to power at medium speed can work better for cooling.

Additional Cool AC Features

Once you have all the basic features figured out, you can also look into adding extras that can make your life more convenient. These aren’t required but can be useful to have. Some features to consider include auto-cleaning to prevent moisture, settings that allow for quick cool, or even features that keep mosquitos away.

We offer a range of power-saving products doe your home. Take advantage of our free estimates to gain a clear understanding of the work we’ll do for you and contact us or call today at (770) 975-1927 to learn more or schedule an appointment. We serve Acworth, Kennesaw, Cartersville, Georgia and the surrounding areas.