The best ones are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to hold utility bills down. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year when properly maintained. Good systems are quiet, long-lasting and low in service needs.
Obviously, an air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.
A good contractor will determine the optimum size for your home by making a careful study of your cooling requirements. Window dimensions and exposure. Floor space, insulation and local climate. Heat-generating appliances. The direction your home faces. Even the amount of your home’s exterior shaded by trees.
He’ll specify the cooling capacity of the system in either Btu/h (British thermal units of heat removed per hour) or refrigeration tons (one ton being equal to 12,000 Btu/h).
Much like automobile manufacturers, today’s air conditioner manufacturers are required by law to evaluate and rate their equipment according to its energy efficiency. This rating is known in the industry as a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the equipment.
Most new homes with central air come equipped with a standard builder’s model. However, when replacement becomes necessary, property owners can upgrade their air conditioning by specifying a more energy-efficient system.
High SEER models are generally more expensive, but can easily make up the difference by reducing your home energy bills over the long run.
The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it works long and hard.
Scroll Compressors are recognized by the industry as the leader in reliability, efficiency and quiet operation.
Other features to look for include louvered steel cabinets that protect the coils from damage and expensive repair bills.
Also, with some condensing units, the fan can be another source of bothersome noise.
One of the main benefits of a new air conditioning system is efficiency. Rather than running an old system or window unit that consumes a ton of electricity with minimum comfort levels, consider upgrading to a newer more cost-efficient unit that not only will keep your house much cooler but will also help save on your electricity costs.
Most newer homes have a central unit to help keep their homes cooled. However, a lot of older homes were not built with the ductwork to allow for a whole-home HVAC system. That should not deter you from keeping your house cool. We can help you by either running ductwork in your house, or provide you with a ductless air conditioning system. Ductless air conditioning systems are becoming more and more popular.
On a nice hot mid-summer day, there’s nothing worse than your air conditioning going out, or waking up in the middle of the night because your air conditioning breaks down. When you don’t have air conditioning, the summer can be downright miserable.
Don’t fret, we’re here to help. Whether your air conditioner is broken down and you need it fixed like, yesterday, or if you just don’t have air conditioning at all, Baker Heating & Air can resolve your problem quickly and efficiently.
No matter how great your HVAC system is, it’s not going to give you the outstanding performance that it potentially could if you do not properly maintain it. Baker Heating & Air can give your HVAC system the proper services that it demands. We can schedule you on regular routine with professional maintenance. This will keep your unit working in the best condition possible. We will also take care of any repair needs as they arise.