How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home 

How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home 

Need a new air conditioner for your home or business? While routine AC maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your system, at some point, you’ll need a full AC replacement.

To give you an idea of what to expect, the team at Mark Lindsay and Son Plumbing & Heating recommends replacing your AC about every ten to fifteen years. But once you’re ready to take the next step, how do you know how to choose the best air conditioner for your home?

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Read on to learn the things you should consider, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our West Milford air conditioning experts if you have any questions ore are ready to schedule your AC replacement!

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1) Your Budget

Most homeowners will start with their budget to determine the best air conditioner for their needs. An AC or HVAC system will be one of the largest investments in your home, and you want every dollar to count. Talk to the team at Mark Linday and Son about your budget to kickstart your journey to choose the best ACs for your home. We also offer flexible financing options to ease your investment and make the most of your budget.

2) Energy Efficiency

Once you’ve determined a general budget, you should also consider the energy efficiency of your air conditioner. You don’t want to buy a cheap AC only to discover it has horrible energy efficiency and sends your usual power bills skyrocketing. It’s imperative to choose an AC with good energy efficiency to protect your long-term budget and comfort.

3) Types of Air Conditioners

If you’re new to the world of AC replacements, you may not realize how many options are on the market, including:

  • Central Air: Central air conditioning is a type of whole-home air conditioning system that replaces warm air with cool air. It’s most popular in larger homes, where you want even, consistent cooling.
  • Mini Split: Mini splits (and heat pumps) are considered ductless AC options. A mini split air conditioner is a type of heating and cooling system that controls the temperature in individual rooms or zones.
  • Heat Pump: A heat pump is also a ductless system that relies on electricity to move heat from one place to another to cool down your home. It works similar to a refrigerator, but can also work in reverse in the winter to warm your home.

Don’t let the different options overwhelm you. We can help you narrow down the best system for you based on your cooling preferences, budget, and your home’s current-setup. 

4) Air Conditioner Size

Don’t skimp on size to save money on your AC replacement, or you could end up with a home that never feels cool. The AC experts at Mark Lindsay and Son can help you determine the right size system for you. As a rule of thumb, you would need an AC with 33,000 BTUs for a 2,000- to 2,200-square-foot home. The BTU (British Thermal Unit) measures how much energy your AC uses to remove heat from your home in an hour. 

5) Air Conditioning Features

The type of features you want for your air conditioner also impacts what type of system to purchase. You may want all the bells and whistles with smart technology to dehumidify your home, filter out dust and bacteria to improve your indoor air quality, and offer smart app functionality to fully control the cooling of your home. Other air conditioners are more basic and offer only standard features to keep your system running.

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Ready for a West Milford air conditioner installation or replacement? Our cooling experts are here to help guide you through every step of the process. We offer a one-stop solution for all of your AC needs, from repair to replacement and maintenance.

Give the team at Mark Lindsay & Son Plumbing & Heating a call today!

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