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With the hot weather here, now’s the time to make sure your air conditioner is functioning properly. If you’re in need of a new AC system to help keep your home in Lake Park, Florida, cool and comfortable, follow these tips to choose the best air conditioner for your needs:

Decide Which Type You Need

When making your choice, first determine whether you prefer a central air conditioner or a ductless HVAC system. A central air conditioner is the most common type and includes a condenser outside your home. It includes an indoor blower, an air handler, and ducts. There are many benefits to choosing a central air system including:

  • Consistent air temperature throughout the year
  • Filtered air
  • The ability to combine with a heating system

Cons of a central air conditioning unit are:

  • They require ductwork and duct maintenance
  • The cost of energy bills can be higher

A ductless air conditioner can be a good choice for those who don’t have ductwork. It works well to cool converted garages or added rooms. Some of the other benefits you will find with a ductless system are:

  • Have an increased energy efficiency
  • Can be used without having ductwork in place

Cons of ductless systems include:

  • A higher cost to install
  • Not fitting into your home’s design

Choose the Proper Size

Choosing a properly sized system is crucial to making sure your home is kept cool and energy efficient. The fact is a larger air conditioner does not mean a cooler home. It needs to be the right size to work effectively. You’ll need to look at such things as square footage, the amount of insulation, size of your windows and the cooling load of your home.

Check for Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a concern for most homeowners. Choosing an energy-efficient air conditioner can save you wasted energy and help reduce the cost of cooling your home. Check the Energy Star guidelines to determine which models will maintain the efficiency you need for your size home.

Find the best air conditioner to suit your specific wants and needs by contacting Mechanical Air at 561-899-4587 today.

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