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The price of a good air conditioning installation can be a little confronting at first, but the choice to replace an older existing air conditioning unit is a very smart move. Older air conditioners often need more repairs, costing you more in the long run. Older units also utilise older technology, meaning they are less efficient which ends up bumping up that electricity bill compared to more innovative air conditioner products out today. We’ll touch on key factors that you need to consider before contacting your nearest specialist air conditioning installers.

Correct Unit Size       

When it comes to size and capacity questions, most homeowners alike don’t have a clear understanding what air conditioning unit is most suitable, which then leads toa costly decision of replacing an existing unit which has similar properties, leaving them back at square one. If you’re personally looking to upgrade, it’s important you consider the total internal area of your home, how it is laid out, where the windows are placed, and appliances that are known to generateheat etc. This all plays into choosing the most appropriate air conditioning unit for you.

Energy Efficient Models

When considering a new air conditioner, be sure to think about the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This measurement standard determines the overall cooling efficiency during the whole span of a season, with higher ratings meaning higher efficiency. However, your budget needs to be considered as more efficient air conditioning models usually come with a higher initial cost.

Servicing and Maintenance

Investing in components to maintain the consistency in the quality of air will be an additional expense, but it is very worth it in the long run. Components such as air filters, often range in price, depending on their size, their quality and also what air conditioning unit you have. These are all essential ongoing costs, however very important as they remove pollen, dust, smoke, and other harmful airborne substances.

Outdoor & Indoor Components

The most common air conditioning installation is a split system air conditioner, which often comes with two parts; the actual unit itself which cools the inside of your home, and the outdoor unit (the compressor and condenser). If you’re really looking to upgrade your existing unit, the easier and more initially affordable option to repair the failing unit may be tempting, but that in most cases will backfire on you, especially if your air conditioning unit exceeds four or five years in age. Air conditioning and heating systems will only work best when both internal and external components matched properly and efficiently.