Finding a company to take care of your air conditioning repair and installation services can be a difficult task. Engle Services can take care of your home cooling needs and make sure your AC Unit and system are functioning correctly.
Your air conditioning system is essential to your home’s comfort level and a significant aspect of your home’s energy bills. If your system isn’t running to the best of its abilities, it could be consuming more energy than it needs to and not providing the comfort it should.
Choosing an Air Conditioning System
Selecting an air conditioner for your home is a big decision, and it’s an important investment today. It will also play a key role in your home energy expenses for years to come. When the summer heat is at its worst, you’ll want your family to have the best, most reliable cooling comfort possible.
What do suitable central air conditioning units have in common? The best ones are efficient and operate on minimal electricity to hold utility bills down. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year when properly maintained. Sound systems are quiet, long-lasting, and low in service needs.
How Can I Be Sure My Unit is the Right Size?
An air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.
We determine the optimum size by making a careful study of your cooling requirements. Window dimensions and exposure, floor space, insulation, local climate, and even your heat-generating appliances. The direction your home faces, even the amount of your home’s exterior shaded by the tree, will influence the size of the unit required.
We specify the cooling capacity of the system in either Btu/h (British thermal units of heat removed per hour) or refrigeration tons (one ton being equal to 12,000 Btu/h).
Which Air Conditioners Are Energy-Efficient?
Air conditioner manufacturers evaluate and rate their equipment according to its energy efficiency, as required by law. This rating is known as a SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the equipment.
Most new homes with central air come equipped with a standard builder’s model. However, when replacement becomes necessary, property owners can upgrade their air conditioning by specifying a more energy-efficient system.
Rheem High-Efficiency Models, for example, have a SEER of 14.00, among the highest available. It’s significantly higher than today’s standard models, many of which carry SEER’s of around 10.
High SEER models are generally more expensive, but they can easily make up the difference by reducing your home energy bills over the long run.
Are Some Built Better Than Others?
The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it works long and hard. We carry Rheem equipment, which has a highly advanced scroll compressor in every condensing unit we produce. Scroll Compressors are the leader in reliability, efficiency, and quiet operation.
Other features to look for include louvered steel cabinets that protect the coils from damage and expensive repair bills.
Also, with some condensing units, the fan can be another source of bothersome noise. Rheem units have a grille design that minimizes air restriction for quieter fan operation.
To ensure you are getting the best air conditioning service, call Engle Services today.