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Michigan summers can deal out the heat and humidity, and now's the time to make sure your Cooling and Air Conditioning Systems are in good working order. Contact your Local Air Conditioning Dealer to get more information about a Maintenance Plan to ensure the heat of summer doesn't turn your home into a hothouse!
You may notice that after a number of years your air conditioning system may become inefficient and cost you extra energy dollars - or may cease to run at all. It may be time to replace your a/c system with a new Energy Efficient Air Conditioning System from top-rated companies such as Carrier, Lennox, and Trane. Then you can watch your high energy bills cool down!
When planning a new Air Conditioning System for your home or business, it is imperative that your Air Conditioning and Cooling Dealer/Installer lay out for you a system that is properly designed, sized to your dwelling and cooling requirements, so that the system is both cost-effective and provides years of comfort summer after summer for you and your family. For more information about the right Air Conditioning System for your home, Contact your Local Air Conditioning and Cooling Dealer.
Some of the factors to consider when selecting a new Air Conditioning System include:
• noise level of the unit
• AFUE and SEER Ratings
• choose Single Package, Split System Central Air Conditioning, or Ductless Air Conditioning
• size of your dwelling - including the square footage and configuration
• pick a manufacturer with the help of your Local Cooling and Air Conditioning Dealer - among the top-rated brands are Carrier, Lennox, and Trane.
Michigan air conditioning customers may be familiar with the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) associated with their air conditioning units. In addition, the Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) measures the a/c operating efficiency, or cost of operation. The new environmentally friendly refrigerant, R-410A has replaced the R-22 utilized in air conditioners prior to 2007. The bottom line is, for owners of units more than a year old, finding a refrigerant will be a challenge, or at the very least, costly.
• Pick a recognized brand name that can offer you years of cooling comfort and cost-effective operation. Some of the best brands in the industry include Carrier, Lennox, and Trane.
• The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) is important to consider. This rating determines the energy efficiency of your Air Conditioning Unit. SEER is calculated by looking at the measure of the annual output of the unit compared to the energy input. A higher SEER Rating is preferable and demonstrates that the A/C Unit is more efficient and environmentally friendly.
• Did you ever wonder how the Air Conditioning Process works? It is a multi-stage process. Air Conditioners not only lower the air temperature, but they recirculate and filter the air. In addition, temperature reduction is aided by Dehumidification - or removal of the humidity in the air - and decreases the sticky feeling that pervades on hot, humid summer days.
• BTUs (British Thermal Units) refer to the cooling capacity of Air Conditioning Systems. A BTU is defined as the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by 1 (one) degree. To determine the best size of unit for your dwelling, the square footage of your home is first calculated, along with BTU’s required, and also the capacity of the Air Conditioning System.
Your local Michigan Cooling and Heating Dealer will be able to help you choose the most suitable type of A/C Unit for your home. The different types of Air Conditioning Units available are:
• primary usage is in in large buildings and plants
• most commonly used in commercial installations
• generally mounted on rooftops.
• most common type of residential air conditioning
• generally used in conjunction with your furnace
• utilize the same Thermostatic Control and Ducting as your furnace; also, this unit is split - part of the system is attached to the furnace
• quiet part of the unit attached to the furnace; noisier part situated outside to minimize indoor noise levels.
With all of these Cooling and Air Conditioning Options, it is easy to overlook the most important feature to consider in an air conditioner: reliability. Because of the mechanical nature of your air conditioner, many parts can break down over time. Buying quality products such as Carrier, Lennox, or Trane will not only save you money in the long run, but allow you and your family to keep cool for many summers to come.