Choosing The Right Air Conditioner For Your Home

Posted On: May 01, 2012

Buying a new air conditioner for your home is a major investment. But when selected and installed correctly a new air conditioner will provide you with years of comfort, economy and reliability. When repairs are no longer an option, or the cost savings of a new, energy efficient air conditioner make an upgrade a worthwhile investment, the first step is to call Genz-Ryan for help in selecting the right air conditioning unit for your home.

We offer free in-home consultations to help you select the right size and type of air conditioner for your needs. Your Genz-Ryan home comfort consultant will ask some questions about your home and your unique requirements, including:

  1. The approximate square footage of your home. This will help ensure you get the right size air conditioner.
  2. Inspection of your air ducts – Because air conditioning is a system, not just a stand alone unit lie a refrigerator, your technician will need to ensure that your home's air delivery system can move the air efficiently throughout your home. In some cases duct work will need to be updated to help your new air conditioner perform at its best.
  3. Air conditioner size & efficiency – With air air conditioners, bigger is not necessarily better. One common mistake many homeowners and installers make is choosing a unit that is too large for the space. This can result in a unit that turns on and off too frequently.

    The Energy Star® rating system makes it easier to find out how much energy you can expect your new air conditioner to use in a typical cooling season. Ensure that your AC unit it has the highest rating possible – at least a SEER 14 rating.

  4. Air Quality – Your home comfort consultant will also ask you if you have any health conditions like asthma or allergies which could be help by an air filtration system.

Once your new air conditioner is installed, your technician will explain how to use your programmable thermostat and answer any questions you have about your new air conditioner.

The process of buying a new air conditioner doesn't have to be stressful. With the advice and guidance of an experienced consultant you will have a partner who will work hand-in-hand with you to determine which system is right for your home.  Then, you sit back and relax knowing that your new air conditioner is ready to properly cool your home for many years to come.

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