3 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Air Conditioner

A new air conditioner is a serious investment and you need to make sure you choose your new system wisely. The right choice will provide you with years of problem-free service, while the wrong choice can waste your time and money with a seemingly endless series of hassles and service calls. Here in Austin, TX, you can’t afford that kind of trouble, especially in the summer with the heat and humidity so high. That’s why it’s important to consult with a trained professional before choosing a new air conditioner and to make sure you know exactly what you want before installation begins. Here are 3 important things to consider when making your decision:


Your air conditioner needs to reflect the needs of the space you intend to cool. If it’s too small, it won’t do the job the way it needs to. If it’s too large, it will short cycle on and off over and over throughout the day, wasting energy and causing considerable stress on your system. Your installation professional will carefully evaluate the needs of your home and help you find a system that’s neither overpowered nor underpowered, but just right.


If at all possible, you want to purchase an air conditioner that is more efficient than the one it is replacing. It’s usually not hard, since newer units tend to be more efficient than older ones. To be sure, compare the SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) between the new unit and the old one. The higher the rating, the more efficient the unit.


A new air conditioner is a great opportunity to look into some extra features, such as a new thermostat if it’s getting old, or a zone control system which allows you to tailor the temperature in each section of your house individually.

For air conditioning installation done right, contact Intelligent Air Services today!