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Summer officially starts on June 20th, but the temperatures sure feel like it’s already here! In Denver, we know the importance of having a reliable air conditioning system to keep our homes cool and comfortable. And as your local HVAC experts, we understand that choosing the right AC system can be a daunting task. There are many options available, so it’s essential to make an informed decision that suits your specific needs and budget. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the key factors to consider when selecting the perfect air conditioning system for your home. Of course, we are always available to come to your home for a personalized, free consultation.

Understanding Your Cooling Needs

Before you start looking at a new AC system, it’s important to assess your cooling needs. Here are some questions to consider:

  • How large is your home? The size of your home will determine the capacity of the AC unit you need. An undersized unit won’t cool your home effectively, while an oversized unit can lead to energy waste and inconsistent temperatures.
  • How well is your home insulated? Do you have energy-efficient windows? Good insulation and windows can reduce the cooling load on your AC system.
  • How many people live in your home? More occupants can increase the internal heat load, requiring a more powerful system.

Key Factors to Consider

When choosing a new air conditioning system, there are a few technical factors to keep in mind:
Size and Capacity

• The cooling capacity of an AC unit is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). It’s crucial to choose a unit with the right BTU rating for your home’s size. Our technicians can help you calculate the appropriate BTU rating to ensure optimal performance.
• A professional load calculation takes into account various factors such as home size, insulation, and the number of occupants to determine the right capacity for your AC system.

Energy Efficiency

• The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures the efficiency of an air conditioning system. Higher SEER ratings indicate better energy efficiency, which can lead to lower energy bills. Look for units with a SEER rating of 15 or higher for the best efficiency.
• Energy Star-certified systems meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These units typically use 8-10% less energy than standard models.

Types of AC Systems

• Central Air Conditioning: Ideal for cooling entire homes, central AC systems use a network of ducts to distribute cool air. They are highly effective but require ductwork installation.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems: Perfect for homes without ductwork, ductless mini-splits offer flexibility by allowing you to cool specific zones or rooms. They are efficient and easy to install.

Advanced Features

• Variable Speed Compressors: These compressors adjust their speed to match the cooling demand, providing better energy efficiency and consistent temperatures.
• Smart Thermostats: Smart thermostats allow you to control your AC system remotely and program cooling schedules, optimizing energy use and enhancing comfort.
• Air Quality Enhancements: Some AC units come with advanced air filtration systems that improve indoor air quality by removing allergens, dust, and pollutants.

Why Choose Fix It Now Heating & Cooling

We are a locally owned company, and we are committed to helping residents in the Denver metro area find the perfect air conditioning system for their homes. When we provide a consultation and estimate, our experienced technicians will guide you through the selection process, ensuring you choose a system that meets your cooling needs, budget, and energy efficiency goals. Here’s why you should trust Fix It Now with your AC installation:

  • Expert Advice: Our knowledgeable team will perform a thorough assessment of your home to recommend the best AC options.
  • Professional Installation: We ensure that your new AC system is installed correctly for optimal performance and longevity.
  • Ongoing Support: From regular maintenance to emergency repairs, we offer comprehensive services to keep your AC running smoothly.

Choosing the right air conditioning system is a crucial decision that can impact your comfort and energy bills for years to come. Let us help you make the right choice. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a cooler, more comfortable home this summer.