If last summer's heat left you thinking about an A/C upgrade, now is an excellent time to act. Demand for air-conditioning installations, and the expert technicians that perform them, are low during the weeks of late winter and early spring. By getting your A/C upgrade now, you will avoid the rush, and be ready to go when summer arrives.
It is strongly recommended that you work with an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) professional if you are in the market for an air-conditioning upgrade. The expertise of a professional enables you to correctly size your system, and your HVAC contractor's advanced skills and knowledge can help you optimize the efficiency and maintenance of your new cooling equipment.
Sizing an A/C upgrade requires an accurate assessment of your home's cooling load, and this is not a straightforward calculation that requires you to think only about your home's square footage. It's also necessary to factor in ductwork design, occupancy patterns and the layout of your home. Incorrectly sizing your new cooling equipment can cost you a great deal of money and inconvenience. If the system is too small, you will experience a loss of comfort. If it is too powerful, you will overpay to cool your home. You need it to be just right, and that's the value proposition that comes with professional help.
An experienced HVAC contractor also performs an expert installation, which ensures the optimal performance of the system at peak efficiency. Your HVAC technician also can provide you with tips so that you can maintain your A/C upgrade to extend its life, and keep your maintenance and utility costs to a minimum.
Finally, think carefully about efficiency. Choosing a high-efficiency air conditioner can dramatically reduce your utility costs, which can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your system. Air-conditioning systems account for approximately 5 percent of all electricity used in the United States annually, but you can reduce your energy consumption by as much as 50 percent if you switch to a high-efficiency A/C upgrade.
At Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc., we provide expert assessments, cooling-load calculations and installation services that ensure you'll get optimal value from your A/C upgrade. If you need our help selecting new cooling equipment, or if you would like to learn more about our home-cooling products, please contact us.
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Joe Behr Plumbing and Heating, Inc. services the Mid-Ohio area.