An air conditioner has become a necessity in most homes in the United States. While the cooling device can operate for a long time without any problem, the reality is that they have a limited lifespan. Most air conditioners have an average lifespan of about 15 years, after which they break down.
When it comes to new air conditioner installation, believing in every piece of information that you stumble across can end up costing you money. If you fall for a myth that you read or hear somewhere, you will end up paying more money than you really should when installing a new cooling unit.
Here are three AC installation myths that are, in fact, not true. Learning about the reality behind the common AC installation myths can ensure that you don’t make mistakes when having a trusted company—like King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing—install your new air conditioner.
Myth #1: All modern air conditioners will save you money
While it’s true that most modern air conditioners have high-efficiency ratings, some of them may not be any better than traditional air conditioners. You should look for air conditioners with variable-speed motors, a two-stage compressor, highly efficient copper wires, and fan-only operation.
Also, you should consider buying an air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of more than 15. The higher the SEER rating, more energy efficient the air conditioning unit.
Myth #2: The air conditioner can be installed anywhere, as the location of the unit does not impact performance
The location where the air conditioning unit is installed will affect its performance. Placing the unit away from sunlight will ensure optimal performance. Generally, the east or the north side of the home is the best place of a unit.
Also, the unit must be installed properly. Improper installation can result in the unit consuming up to 40 percent more energy. This would result in increased energy bills and frequent need for repairs. A King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing professional technician can ensure that the unit is installed properly by taking great care and precision.
Myth #3: You should buy the biggest unit you can afford for the house
Some people wrongly assume that buying the biggest unit for the house will result in optimal cooling. When it comes to size, you should not by a unit that is too large for the house cooling requirements. This will result in higher energy bills and wastage of money.
A professional air conditioner technician will assess the requirement of the house and inform you about the best size air conditioner. Be wary of technicians that recommend an air condition unit without evaluating the requirement of the house.
Call King for help busting AC installation myths
By knowing the real facts regarding new air conditioner installation, you can save money in the long run.
If you reside in the south side of Chicago or the south suburbs of Northwest Indiana, you can contact King Heating Cooling and Plumbing for expert advice and help regarding installation of a new air conditioning unit. We’ll help you bust AC installation myths.