If you’ve lived in Houston, TX during a full summer before, you know how oppressive the heat can sometimes become. If you have an air conditioning system in your home that you don’t believe can make it through the coming hot months, schedule replacement installation for it now—it’s far better than needing to schedule an emergency installation during the hottest week of the year.
As you get ready for new air conditioning installation in Houston, TX, there are a few things to consider. Chances are you haven’t needed to replace an AC in many years, so this will be new territory for you. Don’t worry too much about it, however: as long as you hire a skilled and experienced company to handle the installation, like KAC Express, there will be few bumps along the road and you will be enjoying your new cooling in no time at all.
Consider These 3 Factors for AC Installation
- Heat pump: Instead of installing a new air conditioning system, you have the option to have a heat pump put in instead. A heat pump works almost identically to and air conditioner, except that it can reverse its direction of operation and work as a heater as well. Heat pumps cost more than ACs in install, but you will save money on a new heater as well, and heat pumps are remarkably efficient in heating mode in warmer climates like that in Texas.
- Sizing: This is a crucial step in the installation process, and one of the reasons that you must have professionals assisting from the start. Sizing determines how much cooling load an air conditioner must supply to lower the temperature to your desired comfort level. Many environmental factors go into finding the necessary cooling load so that the installers put in a unit that is neither too small nor too large for the space. Don’t try to size an air conditioner on your own.
- SEER: This acronym stands for “seasonal energy efficiency rating,” and it is perhaps the most important stat on a new air conditioner for you to understand. SEER measures how efficiently an air conditioning system converts electrical power into cooling. The higher SEER, the less power an AC will draw to provide you with the temperature you want. In order for an air conditioner to certify for the U.S. ENERGY STAR program, it must have a minimum SEER of 14.5, although many high-efficiency systems perform better than this. You can use the SEER rating to determine how much you can expect to pay to run your AC over a season.
Although many decisions must go into choosing and installing a new AC, you can count on the experienced team at KAC Express to help you make the right ones. Contact us today to get ready for an excellent air conditioning installation in Houston, TX.