Is it starting to feel like a sauna in your home? Have you been thinking that it's time to get a new air conditioner put in? When you live in a warm climate, having a properly-working air conditioner is absolutely essential to your comfort. Before you simply go out and buy the first air conditioner that someone tries to sell you, however, it's essential that you make sure that it's the right one for your needs. Some things that must be taken into consideration when buying a new air conditioner include:
Measurement of building size/shape
In order to provide sufficient cooling for a given area, you need to know exactly how big of an area you're trying to cool. For some homes, this is going to be a relatively straightforward operation. For other places, the calculations are going to be more complex and involved.
If you have vaulted ceilings, uniquely-shaped rooms, or a number of other unique situations, then you're really going to want to have a professional calculate the measurements before you even start considering a brand new air conditioner installation. This is especially true if any remodeling has been done since the last air conditioner was installed.
If walls have been moved, added, or removed in your home since the last remodeling took place, you definitely need to have a professional assessment of the space. You may need to have vents moved and/or the ductwork to be redone in order to get the most out of your new air conditioner installation.
Air conditioner technology might seem simple but there is actually a delicate balance between the pressure in all of the various rooms that must be maintained in order for your home to be cooled as efficiently as possible. Without this balance, you are apt to find hot spots and cold spots with no area being sufficiently comfortable.
Condition of ductwork
Over time, dust can get into your ducts and either make your household sick or else clog up the system. At the same time, vibrations from the air conditioner itself can cause the ducts to loosen from one another while corrosion could result in holes. All this means that if you don't have your ducts cleaned out and inspected on a regular basis, then you're going to be wasting money on a brand new air conditioner installation. The cold air simply won't be getting to where it needs to go. At the very least, you need to have your ducts inspected before you put a new air conditioner on your home.
For more information, reach out to a company like Nick Dolinic Heating & Cooling.