Selecting an ac unit for your home can be an overwhelming decision. There are many factors to consider, including the size of the ac unit needed, the type of ac unit you want and where you will place it in your house. For instance, do you need a window ac or a wall ac? Will it be installed inside or outside? You should also think about how much energy efficiency is important to you. Once you have all these questions answered, take a look at ac repair Orlando professionals checklist below that will help make selecting an ac unit easier!
Do you need a window ac or a wall ac?
- If installing inside, make sure there is enough space on the windowsill for it. If outside, will there be an area to place it away from trees and plants that would interfere with air flow?
- How much energy efficiency do you want your ac unit to have?
- What size of ac unit is needed for your home: room conditioning (smaller spaces), whole house cooling (larger areas)?
- Will this ac be installed indoors or outdoors? Inside units should never face south because they can get too hot in summer! Units installed outside require additional considerations—will vents be blocked by anything like fences and bushes when the weather warms up?
- Will the ac unit be placed in a location where small children could get to it? Window ac units should not have long cords that can wrap around kids’ necks.
- Where will you place this ac unit—on the windowsill, near an outside vent for exhaust or on its own stand with wheels and casters? All of these options require different considerations!
There are pros and cons of each type So if your home has only one side facing north then go with window acs because they’re cheaper than wall acs; however, if there is more space available inside of your residence then try installing a wall ac which works well even when there isn’t a window for it to be placed near.
Is the ac unit in an area with a lot of dust or debris that will collect on top? This is why choosing an ac unit with casters (which can roll over anything) and a filter are important!
Choosing The Right Size Ac Unit: According to Energy Star, you should choose ac units from 13 SEER up all the way to 21 SEER – but if your home needs more than one ac unit then make sure they’re identical so each can work together without wasting energy and money.
Sizing Your Window AC: Calculate what square footage there is by multiplying length x width; use this number as the basis for sizing options when looking at ac units; some ac units are also sold in BTU (British Thermal Units)
Window ac vs. Central ac: Window acs use the window as their cooling surface, which means they can’t be installed where there isn’t a window; central AC’s cool your whole home from one spot and don’t need to have big windows for air flow
Installation Tips For Ac Unit- Load calculation is necessary when installing an ac unit to make sure it doesn’t interfere with other things or cause safety problems like tipping over; before you start installation, turn off power at breaker if possible so no unexpected accidents happen!
Special Notes on Installation: You will probably want an ac contractor to come out and help install your new ac unit – especially since some codes require that ac units be installed by ac contractors.
An HVAC professional will guide you and make sure that the ac unit is properly leveled.
If there’s a vent in your attic, then it needs to point down into the living area; if not, install an intake grille on top of the ac unit and connect it with ducting so air can flow freely throughout your home!
Tools You’ll Need: Hammer, drill or screwdriver (depending on what kind of screws are used), pliers for removing wire nuts from wires when necessary.
Now that you know the basics of how to choose an AC unit for your home, it’s time to explore some other considerations. What is your budget? How much space do you have in which to install the ac unit—will there be adequate ventilation? And finally, what type of climate are you living in and will this affect where/how the air conditioning should be installed on or near a wall or window? Once all these questions are answered, we can help you find just the right kind of AC system for your needs! Contact us at www.DCACairandheat.com