As soon as warm weather season starts, we get a number of questions about keeping a house cool and comfortable. Many of our customers seem to be wondering about similar issues. Here is a list of FAQs about central air conditioners.
FAQs About Central Air Conditioners
Q. How do I know what size air conditioner I need for my home? Will a bigger unit make my home cooler?
A. Central air conditioners are designed for cooling large spaces (more than 500 square feet at a time), but you’ll want to take care to choose a unit that is the correct size for your home. Your air conditioning contractor sales representative will be able to calculate the size of the central air conditioner you need.
Q. What are the drawbacks of installing an air conditioning unit that too large or too small in a home?
A. If the air conditioner is too large for your home, it will not be able to adequately remove humidity from the air. Your home will be more likely to become a target for mold and mildew. In a situation where the central air conditioner is too small, it will not be able to keep your home comfortably cool on hot days, and you have to either lower the temperature to get your home as cool as you would like on very hot days or run extra fans to circulate the air.
Q. Can central air conditioners be installed all year round?
A. A new air conditioner can be installed during the spring, summer or fall.
Q. When should I schedule my annual air conditioner maintenance check?
A. Make an appointment to have your central air conditioner inspected between April and July, before the summer heat becomes most intense.
Q. Why should I have my central air conditioner inspected annually?
A. It’s important to make sure that your central air conditioner is working at full efficiency so that you aren’t wasting energy. An annual inspection will also help you deal with relatively minor problems before they become bigger and more expensive issues to fix.
For more information about our central air conditioning services, which includes an assessment, home energy audit, and repair or replacement of your existing equipment so that you can qualify for government incentives and rebates, contact us today.